In the United States, Medicare is a national social insurance program,
administered by the U.S. .... Medicare has been in operation for a half century
and, during that time, has undergone several ch...
passage of social insurance programs his unsuccessful run for another term in
1912. ... During the first of his four terms, Congress passed the. Social Security ...
On December 8, 2003, President George W. Bush (R) signed the Medicare ....
The Medicaid program, enacted as Title XIX of the Social Security Act, ended up
.... Even though prescription drug prices were increasing rapidly during this
period, ... of Medicare's coverage gaps as possible, including long-term care (
(The first national pension program for soldiers was actually passed in early 1776
, prior ..... It is at first a little odd to think of old-age or retirement in these same
terms. ... The Social Security Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt on
..... In the presence of former President Truman, who received the first Medicare
Aug 28, 2009 ... "All the really great programs in American history, Social Security, was done
without Republicans. ... passed in the House 372-33, with 81 Republicans voting
in support. ... President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law on
Major legislation enacted in 1997 as part of the Balanced Budget Act set in
motion ... But it was not until 1965, during a period of considerable social activism
, that the ... As a social insurance program, the goals of Medicare have been to
provide ..... This does not include the costs of long-term care for persons in
Feb 11, 2014 ... In 1956 the "Military Medicare" program was enacted, providing payment ... which
would provide health insurance for Social Security beneficiaries. .... During
President Reagan's term of office several new laws were enacted ...
Passed without a single Republican vote, the Clinton-Gore Administration's ...
This legislation also extended the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by three years.
... At the President's request, Congress expanded the program in 1994, 1997,
and ..... his term the President has protected more land as national monuments in
Oct 12, 2004 ... By signing the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, President Bush also secured
... The promotion of the recently enacted Health Savings Accounts; .... Effective on
June 1, 2004, the program has already enrolled over 4 million out of a .... During
his first term, the President aggressively supported enactment ...
Yet he never mentioned Lyndon Johnson, the first—and only—President ever to
.... Since 1965, some 112 million Americans have been covered by Medicare; ...
and put substance behind the Statue of Liberty's welcoming words, “Give me your
... residents), as the most significant social programs of the twentieth century.