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Happy Birthday Medicare


Happy Birthday Medicare

Robert Reich

Medicare turns fifty this week. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever.

Yet Medicare continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems. That’s baloney.


This is an excellent article that really gets to the point. Medicare is more popular than ever, precisely because it’s needed more than ever. Jeb Bush was beyond stupid, and irresponsible to even suggest phasing it out! Let’s hope that this man doesn’t run for and win the Presidency of the United States, or we will all be screwed…big time, as a result.