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Evolving health programs improved access, quality of care
San Diego Union-Tribune

On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed legislation establishing Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) for low-income adults, children, pregnant women and people with disabilities. Though Medicare and Medicaid started as basic health coverage programs for Americans, the programs have evolved over the years to provide improved access to quality and affordable health care coverage. These programs have transformed the delivery of health care in the United States.