Yesterday, on TreeHugger, I wrote about the strategy and politics that Republicans used to help create the drama that was yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. Last night, on The Rachel Maddow Show, Maddow began the show also answering the question: how did we get here? but from a long-term historical perspective. She explains why our system came to depend on employers providing health care and how it has become such a patchwork of different types of plans (Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP, etc.) It’s a great clip. Watch it.