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Health care for needy, elderly is on the block
Sacramento Bee

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, establishing health insurance programs for the elderly and needy – a key to reducing old-age dependency and inordinate burdens on younger generations.

With the retirement of the baby boomers and the “oldest old” (over age 85), now the fastest-growing segment of our population, these essential health care programs have come under financial stress.

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