Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Medicare, 43 Years Ago Today

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Social Security Act Amendments (SSA) on this day in 1965 establishing health insurance for the elderly - Medicare - and the poor - Medicaid.

It included supplementary medical benefits for the Disability Insurance System.
Read the history of the SSA during the Johnson years to see how it became law.

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