Medicaid: A Timeline of Key Developments
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation that created the Medicaid program. Medicaid has grown from its origins as a health coverage program for welfare recipients into a public health insurance program for the nation’s low-income population as well as the predominant long-term care program for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. This timeline of key developments tracks the evolution of Medicaid and its role in America’s health care system.
New Interactive Timeline coming soon.
also of interest
- Recent Trends in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment: Analysis of CMS Performance Measure Data Through August 2014
- The ACA Primary Care Increase: State Plans for SFY 2015
- Benefits and Cost-Sharing for Working People with Disabilities in Medicaid and the Marketplace
- Implementing the ACA: Medicaid Spending & Enrollment Growth for FY 2014 and FY 2015