Legislating Medicaid: Considering Medicaid and Its Origin
Moore, J. D.
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Medicaid, passed 40 years ago with Medicare, had roots in the decades-long public assistance programs which preceded it. These
roots are still evident today. This article explores the origin and passage of the Medicaid Program in 1965, describes key
statutory provisions, and reflects on the resulting strengths and weaknesses of the program today.