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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:26 AM

JFK on Adequate Medical Care (and Why We Still Need Medicare)

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Reply JFK on Adequate Medical Care (and Why We Still Need Medicare) (Original post)
Fearless Oct 2012 OP
jjewell Oct 2012 #1
montana_hazeleyes Oct 2012 #2
TahitiNut Oct 2012 #3
SnoopDog Oct 2012 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Oct 2012 #7
Historic NY Oct 2012 #4
midnight Oct 2012 #5

Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:38 AM

1. Thank you for posting that!

Damn... I still miss him...

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 05:14 AM

2. I also thank you for posting this.


What an amazing and understanding man. He totally knew what we needed to make this country the best it could be for everyone. I loved him then, and I love him now.

I was 14 years old when they took him from us.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:03 AM

3. LBJ adamantly refused to "help that SOB get a victory" in Medicare.

LBJ's legislative influence could have given JFK a success with Medicare, but he was 100% opposed to making JFK a 'hero' in that respect. The key legislation, called "King-Anderson," suffered a 'death of a thousand cuts.'

That speech was given on May 20, 1962 at Madison Square Garden.

It turns out that one of the greatest influences in the ultimate enactment of Medicare, was JFK's assassination.



One of the (many) highlights of my life was being a sideboy for JFK in 1962 ... just a few minutes, but as vivid in my memory as if it happened last week.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:30 AM

6. I had to look that one up...

I did not know what a 'sideboy' was. I can see how that was a highlight in your life.

I was just a young kid in those days - what happen to JFK still brings a tear to my eye...

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:46 AM

4. "The business of the Government is the business of the people"..

some in Washington forget this..

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 11:24 AM

5. This speech laid the down a fundamental reason for why govt. health

care from birth to death that was possible back in the 60's in America. However, corporations countered that message with nonsense about interfering with the greatness of the American spirit....

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