Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Great Medicare Debate Part I JFK-Annis 1962

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.

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