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  • 50Th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid


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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-30

    REID. Mr. President, Republicans called it ``the beginning of socialized medicine.'' The Wall Street Journal accused Democrats and the President of ``politicking with a nation's health.'' One Republican...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-30

    LEAHY. Mr. President, today we celebrate a true milestone in our Nation's history, and we mark this reminder that basic health insurance is not a privilege for the wealthy, but a right, for every American....



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, tomorrow, July 30, marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's signing of the Social Security...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    DURBIN. Mr. President, in 1965, millions of Americans and nearly half the country's seniors couldn't afford basic health care. But that began to change 50 years ago today. President Lyndon Johnson signed...



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    Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

    From: MD

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-29

    MIKULSKI. Mr. President, this week, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, programs that have made such a difference in the lives of so many. Upon signing these programs into...