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Anniversary of Medicaid, Medicare Enactment

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Anniversary of Medicaid, Medicare Enactment

August 2, 2012

July 30 marked the 47th anniversary of the Social Security Amendments of 1965, which created the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, the acts provide comprehensive health care coverage to tens of millions of seniors, individuals with disabilities and low-income individuals.

An overview of Medicaid may be found here.