Lyndon Johnson on Health Care
These were the down-to-earth needs that came naturally. As a senator, he had opposed federal medical systems. But as President, Johnson's personal sentiment for a program like Medicare coincided with building national support.
Medicare had its expected enemies--conservatives and private insurance companies--but its serious problem was that peculiarly potent antagonist, the American Medical Association, which excoriated it as "socialized medicine."
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