In celebration of the 47th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid
Jul 30, 2012
In celebration of the 47th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, a group of disabled Texans brought birthday cake and their concerns to the Plaza of the LBJ Library. Members of Texas Medicaid Matters saluted the positive impact of Medicaid with the birthday cake. Although they say Texas Medicaid leaders have been innovative in administration of the program, they are concerned about possible federal and state budget cuts. Stephanie Thomas of ADAPT says, “We want to point out all the positives Medicaid has made. Three million Texans receive vital health care and long-term health care from this state and federal partnership.”
The demonstrators credit the federal programs with helping them to be contributing members of society. President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, under Title XIX of the Social Security Act.