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Medicare And Medicaid Turn 65

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jul 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

On this day in 1965, President Johnson signed into law an amendment to the Social Security Act which created Medicare and Medicaid. President Johnson signed the law at the Harry Truman Library in Missouri. President Johnson chose this location to honor his predecessor, the first president to propose a national

A Lasting Legacy

health insurance program. Medicare has expanded over the years and now covers the disabled as well as those Americans over the age of 65. Medicaid, known as AHCCCS in Arizona, has also broadened to cover more people since its inception.

It would be impossible to overstate the impact Medicare and Medicaid have had over their lifetimes. Without these two programs, nearly 120 million Americans (44 million on Medicare, 75 million on Medicaid) would be without health insurance.  That is one-third of our fellow citizens.

Saving Lives For 55 Years

It is fashionable to deride government programs as expensive failures. While that might be true of some efforts, Medicare and Medicaid have been, literally, lifesavers. 

Happy Birthday to these twin programs that have done so much good for so many. 

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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