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.
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