Now that Hillarycare II is on the verge of being repealed, OR FIXED, I am reminded that the ACA was the result of decades of propaganda by the medical industry. Basically, selling doctors and compassionate hospital care laid the groundwork for selling socialized medicine. Long before television gave us City Hospital (1951–1953) The Doctor (1952 TV series) (1952–1953) Medic (1954–1956) and doctors Ben Casey, Marcus Wellby, etc., Hollywood movies gave us Dr. Kildare and the wise old Dr. Gillespie played by Lionel Barrymore who was confined to a wheelchair. When I got older I thought the wheelchair had something to do with wise old FDR’s polio. Incidentally, I never watched a single minute of any medical show. I do not remember most of the doctor shows even if they were hit shows, but I do remember the theme music from the Medic. In the early days nobody ever got throat cancer because networks raked in millions of ad dollars from cigarette companies. Indeed, fictional characters smoked in fictional hospitals. I cannot say if patients got lung cancer on doctor shows after tobacco advertising was barred. And please do not blame the cigarette companies —— blame television. Finally, tobacco advertising was barred on television, but not in print (the First Amendment). and alcohol ads were permitted. Not a bad trade if you take a nip now and then.