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A bit OT, but the reason health care is included in employment packages today is because sixty years ago during WWII, there were wage and price freezes. No one was allowed to get or give a raise by federal law because of the war effort. So in order to attract and keep eligible and good employees, employers began to offer medical, dental, retirement and later vision benefits.

More than one critic of the high cost of health care has commented that this is one reason healthcare costs have soared.