Obama: "I Don't Want the Folks who Created the Mess to do a lot of Talking" "
Okay, then the DEMOCRATS need to shut up!!!
Who was it that moved Medicare Trust Funds out of the "trust box" and into the General Revenue, replacing them with Government I.O.U.s?
Who was it that expanded Medicare and Medicaid to cover many, many more people than it was originally designed to cover?
The History of Medicare
In 1965, the Social Security Act established both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare was a responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA), while Federal assistance to the State Medicaid programs was administered by the Social and Rehabilitation Service (SRS). SSA and SRS were agencies in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, the Health Care Financing Administration was created under HEW to effectively coordinate Medicare and Medicaid. In 1980 HEW was divided into the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The first U.S. President to propose a prepaid health insurance plan was Harry S. Truman [DEMOCRAT]. On November 19, 1945, in a special message to Congress, President Truman outlined a comprehensive, prepaid medical insurance plan for all people through the Social Security system. The plan included doctors and hospitals, and nursing, laboratory, and dental services; it was dubbed "National Health Insurance." Furthermore, medical insurance benefits for needy people were to be financed from Federal revenues.
Over the years, lawmakers narrowed the field of health insurance recipients largely to social security beneficiaries. A national survey found that only 56 percent of those 65 years of age or older had health insurance. President John F. Kennedy [DEMOCRAT] pressed legislators for health insurance for the aged. However, it wasn't until 1965 that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed H.R. 6675 (The Social Security Act of 1965; PL 89-97) to provide health insurance for the elderly and the poor.
On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid Bill (Title XVIII and Title XIX of the Social Security Act) in Independence, Missouri in the presence of former President Truman, who received the first Medicare card at the ceremony; Lady Bird Johnson, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey, and Mrs. Truman also were present. President Johnson remarked: "We marvel not simply at the passage of this Bill but that it took so many years to pass it."
Medicare extended health coverage to almost all Americans aged 65 or older. About 19 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare in the first year of the program. Medicaid provided access to health care services for certain low-income persons and expanded the existing Federal-State welfare structure that assisted the poor.
The 1972 Social Security Amendments expanded Medicare to provide coverage to two additional high risk groups disabled persons receiving cash benefits for 24 months under the social security program and persons suffering from end-stage renal disease.
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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR INSURING THE FAILURE
OF THE MEDICARE/MEDICAID PROGRAM!!!
posted on 08/08/2009 10:04:53 PM PDT
(It's simple, fight or die.)
With all due respect. I don’t think JFK or Truman would want much to do with the Democratic party of the 2000s. JFK was a tax cutting “trickle down” supply sider. Truman envisioned a national healthcare program, but he didn’t have Chicago thugs running his White House. Truman, like Palin is now.. was good people.. the kind of person you could trust after a handshake over some cold beers (with no cameras around, no fake photo ops)
As for LBJ. It is ironic that his medicare program would be destroyed if this bill passes.
Gee, I wonder where that little socialist hairball Maurice Hinchey is, who, by the way, at Christ Church in Binghamton NY in November of 1998 said the following “Conservatives remind me of the German Youth of the 30’s...”
You started the Nazi Name calling you twerp. We are not Nazis. we are Liberty loving patriots.
posted on 08/08/2009 10:28:19 PM PDT
(The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
Nice post,VERY informative.
I’ve been posting much of the same information the last few days, yours however is a lot more detailed.
posted on 08/09/2009 12:45:32 AM PDT
(..."when the government fears the people, there is liberty. "- Thomas Jefferson)
You forgot this guy:
posted on 08/09/2009 7:44:51 AM PDT
(Sarah for America)
You forgot this guy:
posted on 08/09/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT
(Sarah for America)
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