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National Healthcare Didn’t Start with Pres. Obama

From the Tenth Amendment Center, January 26, 2016 –


Obamacare’s conservative critics are right about the program’s intrusive, inefficient, and costly aspects, but they need to keep in mind that the “crown jewel” of President Obama’s eight years in the Oval Office was the culmination, not the beginning, of unconstitutional nationalized medicine.

The feds first got involved in the healthcare industry over 80 years ago with the Social Security Act, signed into law in the 1930s during FDR’s administration. This created both the Social Security system, as well as the Social Security Administration.

Although this didn’t directly affect healthcare, SSA was followed by the 1965 Social Security Act Amendments, which created two federal medical programs, Medicaid (for low income families) and Medicare (for people age 65 and older).

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