1962 and 2009, what do they have in common? Let's watch and listen to this presentation by John F Kennedy at the 'birth of medicare'.
I was there as a pre-medical student....it seems we have not come very far since then. $12.00/month for medicare premium... Originally presented as a program that required proof of need. JFK used the argument that the government had the duty to promote the 'general welfare"....sounds good to me.