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News Display: Signing Medicare into Law

A health insurance program for older Americans, Medicare was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935. Funded by the government and paid for by payroll taxes, Medicare is considered controversial by those favoring independent health insurance. Also signed into law by President Johnson on July 30, 1965 was Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources.


Focusing on Medicare, news will draw attention to benefits, needs, and challenges in national health system.

The Everett Cafe features educational news displays on a wide range of topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.

In addition be sure to see Celebrating TC: 125 Days, showcasing one interesting story per day about Teachers College in the news. Through Friday, July 26th.

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  • Jennifer Govan
  • 212-678-3022
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