Opinion: A half century of Medicare and Medicaid

July 30, 2015

It is important to acknowledge the significant role these two programs have had on American society despite initial opposition. Today marks the 50th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid — our two principal health care programs. … Some will view these two programs as the principal reason why government is so expensive and why our nation’s debt is so high. Others will observe with a celebratory party as these two programs have improved the lives for many Americans.

NorthJersey.com, Guest Column by Richard Keevey, senior policy fellow at the Bloustein School of Planning and Policy, Rutgers University, July 30

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