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Medicaid at 50 – also part of health care reform
Modesto Bee

This week, for its 50th anniversary, let us celebrate Medicaid – and how a great vision, powered by enduring partnerships, across political divides and from national to local levels, can deliver on the promise of quality health care access.

Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) continues to be an example of government service at its best.

After President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law in 1965, state and the federal governments worked to turn this first blush of health care reform into a lifeline for people who otherwise lacked coverage for the cost of their care.