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When Medicare Passed The Senate - July 29, 1965

(LBJ Signing Medicare Bill - hysteria conspicuously absent) On July 28, 1965, the Senate passed by large margin the Medicare bill. Despite grumblin
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(LBJ Signing Medicare Bill - hysteria conspicuously absent)

On July 28, 1965, the Senate passed by large margin the Medicare bill. Despite grumblings from the right of "socialized medicine" and other fear-based rants, common sense prevailed and one of the milestones of 20th century social programs became law.

Dallas Townsend: “Now awaiting Presidential signature in Washington, is the milestone program of Social Security expansion and health care for the elderly, or Medicare. The Senate passed it yesterday, 70-24 thus completing Congressional action.”

Proof it can happen.

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