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Evaluating 40 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

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Evaluating 40 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

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Evaluating 40 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

Evaluating 40 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

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After four decades of Medicare and Medicaid, two of the men who originally debated its implementation in 1965 join us to talk about their views on the programs.

Guests:

Robert Ball, commissioner of Social Security during the Johnson administration; helped implement and run Medicare

Edward Annis, former president of the American Medical Association; led AMA's fight against Medicare/Medicaid