Eddie Bernice Johnson Vows To Fight For Medicare, Medicaid ‘as Long As I Breathe’
Eddie Bernice Johnson vows to fight for Medicare, Medicaid ‘as long as I breathe’
While Congresswoman Eddie Bernice is locked in her own battle on Capitol Hill over the future of Obamacare, she took time Wednesday to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of two longstanding health care programs: Medicare and Medicaid.
“Well, happy birthday,” Johnson, a Dallas Democrat, said to nearly 40 members of the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans who waited patiently to dig into a birthday cake decorated with the words “Happy 52 Medicare & Medicaid!”
Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, and Medicaid, a state and federally funded program that offers health coverage to low-income people, were signed into law on July 30, 1965, by …