1965 Social Security Amendments (Medicare/Medicaid)
Analyze the historical events or circumstances that created a need for the legislative act1965 Social Security Amendments (Medicare/Medicaid)
Describe the legislative act and analyze how it has influenced the U.S. health care system.
Evaluate positive and/or negative consequences that arose following implementation of the act.
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The 1965 Social Security Amendments led to the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. The historical fact and circumstances that led to the passing of the 1965 Social Security Amendments is that when Lyndon B Johnson was elected in 1964, Democrats controlled by the Presidency and the Congress (1). They had a 2:1 ratio to Republicans in the House and were determined to make health insurance reforms. Wilbur Cohen, at that time Assistant Secretary for Legislation of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare supported the Medicare bill. Johnson gave the bill high priority as it buttressed his Great Society program. Different versions of the bill emerged. John Byrnes' a republican proposed one bill, the American Management Association proposed a version called Eldercare, and the Administration presented a third version of the bill. After consideration, Wilbur Mills the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee presented a draft of the bill to the Congress in 1965. There were more than five hundred amendments after which the bill was passed. There were two amendments made to the Social Security Act of 1935. One is Title XVII which is the Medicare and Title XIX which is known as Medicaid.
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