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Profile America: Medicare

Profile America: Medicare

Thursday, February 8th. Tomorrow marks the date in 1961 when newly inaugurated President John Kennedy asked Congress to approve a health insurance program for 14.2 million Americans age 65 or older, financed by an increase in Social Security taxes. The […]

by · February 8, 2018 · Profile America
Medicare Anniversary

Medicare Anniversary

Sunday, July 30 — The federal government’s broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date 52 years ago. That’s when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was introduced […]

by · July 30, 2017 · History, Profile America

Profile America: Medicare Anniversary 

On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid.

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Profile America: Auld Lang Syne

Profile America — As a year draws to a close, it is common to reflect on the passage of time. Two hundred years ago, the Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. A week later, Congress declared […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Profile America
"Today we celebrate 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid, and continue the fight to expand healthcare for all!" Credi: OPA

Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

Across the Bronx and other parts of the City, elected officials and grateful New Yorkers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid which was signed into law by President Johnson on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security […]

Political Round Up, July 30: ADA, Rain Barrel

Political Round Up, July 30: ADA, Rain Barrel

Engel Marks 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act This past Sunday, July 26th, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In a statement, BRonx Rep. Eliot Engel said, “We’ve made tremendous progress. […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Government, Politics