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FBI Investigates 'Suspicious Incident' in Virginia

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sattv4u23/24/2010 3:53:14 pm PDT

re: #653 WindUpBird

though I believe he also argued for UNIVERSAL health care: [Link: www.care2.com…]

Do you even read what you link too??

Beginning in the late 1950s, popular pressure refocused on the health needs of the elderly.14 Reform advocates created a “Medicare” strategy, tied to a campaign for a national program of hospital insurance for those older than 65. Organized labor strongly supported the legislative formulation of this program—the Forand bill, introduced by Representative Aime Forand, Democrat of Rhode Island—as did a variety of public health, social welfare, and reform groups and, increasingly, senior citizens’ councils. John F. Kennedy endorsed the Medicare proposal in his 1960 presidential campaign, and his administration supported a new bill, the King–Anderson bill, soon after his election. Resistance to the King–Anderson bill came from providers, the insurance sector, other business interests, conservative national political organizations, and certain members of Congress, including, notably, Representative Wilbur Mills, Democrat of Arkansas, the powerful chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.

The Kennedy administration encouraged a growing popular campaign organized by the senior citizens movement