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Medicare Medicaid Head Start. LBJ’s Great Society. KEY : Goal of the Program Description of Program Influence on Contemporary Society. Medicare System. Medicare System. Signed by President Johnson on July 30, 1965

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Medicare

Medicaid

Head Start

LBJ’s

Great Society

KEY:

Goal of the Program

Description of Program

Influence on Contemporary Society

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Medicare System

  • Signed by President Johnson on July 30, 1965
  • Originally designed to provide low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for the nation’s elderly and is a federally governed program.
  • At the White House bill-signing ceremony, LBJ enrolled former President Truman as the first Medicare beneficiary and presented him with the very first Medicare Card.
  • In 1972 people with disabilities, end stage renal disease, and kidney failure are now eligible for Medicare.
  • What benefits Medicare covers has also grown over the years to include prescription drug benefits.
  • More people are enrolled now in the program than ever before with more costly benefits than ever before.
  • In 1965 the project expense of Medicare by the year 1990 was $9 billion. It was actually $67 billion that year.
  • It is one of the more controversial political topics of our time.
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Medicaid System

  • Signed by President Johnson on July 30, 1965
  • Originally designed to provide medical assistance to low income individuals and is state governed (run).
  • Medicaid is provided to the following low income candidates:
  • Pregnant Women
  • Children under the age of 19
  • People over 65
  • People who are blind
  • People who are disabled
  • People who need nursing home care
  • In 1970 Texas spent less then $1 billion on Medicaid coverage – that increased to a little over $7 billion in 2010.
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Head Start Program

  • Signed by President announced the program to the public in May of 1965.
  • The main purpose for Head Start being created was to assist children who come from backgrounds where funds, parenting, and health are lacking.
  • Originally started out as an eight week summer program for children from low-income communities going into public school in the fall – they served 560,000 children across America that first summer.
  • The program provided preschool classes, medical care, dental care, and mental health services.
  • By 1998 the program had expanded to offer bilingual/bicultural programs and was extended to full-day, full-year services.
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