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Jan 01-02, 1902

First workmen's compensation law Washington, D.C.

First U.S. workmen's compensation law enacted (later declared unconstitutional).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+workmen%27s+compensation+law&dates=19020101T060000Z/19020102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+U.S.+workmen%27s+compensation+law+enacted+(later+declared+unconstitutional)." target="_blank""; "eventid_07dd9584-fef8-4738-ba97-182409284a16"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1902

First workmen's compensation law Washington, D.C.

First U.S. workmen's compensation law enacted (later declared unconstitutional).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+workmen%27s+compensation+law&dates=19020101T060000Z/19020102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+U.S.+workmen%27s+compensation+law+enacted+(later+declared+unconstitutional)." target="_blank""; "eventid_739ded3a-5338-45f4-aa3c-752e104664ad"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01, 1906-Jan 01, 1942

Labor legislation group Madison, Wisconsin

American Association for Labor Legislation founded 1906. It disbanded in 1942.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Madison,Wisconsin,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Labor+legislation+group&dates=19060101T060000Z/19420101T060000Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Madison, Wisconsin&details=American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation+founded+1906.+It+disbanded+in+1942." target="_blank""; "eventid_1440d98e-dd08-4c39-880a-847d5a17fe92"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01, 1906-Jan 01, 1942

Labor legislation group Madison, Wisconsin

American Association for Labor Legislation founded 1906. It disbanded in 1942.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Madison,Wisconsin,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Labor+legislation+group&dates=19060101T060000Z/19420101T060000Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Madison, Wisconsin&details=American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation+founded+1906.+It+disbanded+in+1942." target="_blank""; "eventid_87feee9b-42b7-4906-8235-0a89864941b8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1912

Theodore Roosevelt endorses social insurance Washington, D.C.

Social insurance, including health insurance, endorsed in platform of Progressive Party and espoused by its candidate, Theodore Roosevelt.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Theodore+Roosevelt+endorses+social+insurance&dates=19120101T060000Z/19120102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+insurance%2c+including+health+insurance%2c+endorsed+in+platform+of+Progressive+Party+and+espoused+by+its+candidate%2c+Theodore+Roosevelt." target="_blank""; "eventid_a2770a75-e3fc-4b1a-9878-5e01bd00db76"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1912

Theodore Roosevelt endorses social insurance Washington, D.C.

Social insurance, including health insurance, endorsed in platform of Progressive Party and espoused by its candidate, Theodore Roosevelt.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Theodore+Roosevelt+endorses+social+insurance&dates=19120101T060000Z/19120102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+insurance%2c+including+health+insurance%2c+endorsed+in+platform+of+Progressive+Party+and+espoused+by+its+candidate%2c+Theodore+Roosevelt." target="_blank""; "eventid_dacfcb35-5766-4586-908d-6b06d7cb63a5"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 01-02, 1912

Social Insurance Committee created Washington, D.C.

Social Insurance Committee created by American Association for Labor Legislation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Insurance+Committee+created&dates=19121201T060000Z/19121202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+Insurance+Committee+created+by+American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation." target="_blank""; "eventid_84de2f3b-539b-4d29-a0ac-ab27ebd58f70"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 01-02, 1912

Social Insurance Committee created Washington, D.C.

Social Insurance Committee created by American Association for Labor Legislation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Insurance+Committee+created&dates=19121201T060000Z/19121202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+Insurance+Committee+created+by+American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation." target="_blank""; "eventid_93e5035c-1278-4c93-8199-5d9ca1b937b2"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1913

State-run insurance recommended Washington, D.C.

American Association for Labor Legislation Social Insurance Committee report favored state-run compulsory health insurance coverage.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=State-run+insurance+recommended&dates=19130101T060000Z/19130102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation+Social+Insurance+Committee+report+favored+state-run+compulsory+health+insurance+coverage." target="_blank""; "eventid_075211e3-2adc-49c6-a933-be66577fb6db"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1913

State-run insurance recommended Washington, D.C.

American Association for Labor Legislation Social Insurance Committee report favored state-run compulsory health insurance coverage.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=State-run+insurance+recommended&dates=19130101T060000Z/19130102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation+Social+Insurance+Committee+report+favored+state-run+compulsory+health+insurance+coverage." target="_blank""; "eventid_0fec5c6e-e3db-4693-89c2-cff521eaf387"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1913

First national insurance conference Chicago, Illinois

American Association for Labor Legislation sponsored First National Conference on Social Insurance, in Chicago.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Chicago,Illinois,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+national+insurance+conference&dates=19130601T050000Z/19130602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Chicago, Illinois&details=American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation+sponsored+First+National+Conference+on+Social+Insurance%2c+in+Chicago." target="_blank""; "eventid_e21befad-c456-46c6-9375-80144a806383"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1913

First national insurance conference Chicago, Illinois

American Association for Labor Legislation sponsored First National Conference on Social Insurance, in Chicago.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Chicago,Illinois,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+national+insurance+conference&dates=19130601T050000Z/19130602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Chicago, Illinois&details=American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation+sponsored+First+National+Conference+on+Social+Insurance%2c+in+Chicago." target="_blank""; "eventid_b65a2851-edaa-4fb5-9ab9-4a5aac989d1d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 01-02, 1915

'Standard" insurance bill published Washington, D.C.

A "standard" health insurance bill published for state consideration by American Association for Labor Legislation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=%27Standard%22+insurance+bill+published&dates=19151101T060000Z/19151102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+%22standard%22+health+insurance+bill+published+for+state+consideration+by+American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation." target="_blank""; "eventid_3e57304e-1705-462c-9362-449e753c7409"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 01-02, 1915

'Standard" insurance bill published Washington, D.C.

A "standard" health insurance bill published for state consideration by American Association for Labor Legislation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=%27Standard%22+insurance+bill+published&dates=19151101T060000Z/19151102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+%22standard%22+health+insurance+bill+published+for+state+consideration+by+American+Association+for+Labor+Legislation." target="_blank""; "eventid_5baab1ec-8e06-4b18-9cae-cb33753fc256"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 01-02, 1916

American Medical Association (AMA) makes insurance recommendation Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) Social Insurance Committee, headed by Dr. Alexander Lambert, recommended compulsory state-run health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+makes+insurance+recommendation&dates=19161201T060000Z/19161202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+Social+Insurance+Committee%2c+headed+by+Dr.+Alexander+Lambert%2c+recommended+compulsory+state-run+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_bac797ba-0583-48da-9c37-50243d22782e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 01-02, 1916

American Medical Association (AMA) makes insurance recommendation Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) Social Insurance Committee, headed by Dr. Alexander Lambert, recommended compulsory state-run health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+makes+insurance+recommendation&dates=19161201T060000Z/19161202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+Social+Insurance+Committee%2c+headed+by+Dr.+Alexander+Lambert%2c+recommended+compulsory+state-run+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_2cf51ccb-d645-4c77-899e-301c8794b3a0"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1917

American Medical Association (AMA) creates insurance guidelines Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates passed resolution stating principles to be followed in government health insurance plans.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+creates+insurance+guidelines&dates=19170601T050000Z/19170602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+House+of+Delegates+passed+resolution+stating+principles+to+be+followed+in+government+health+insurance+plans." target="_blank""; "eventid_85c53c44-ec7c-4f5b-8481-58244fac4d8f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1917

American Medical Association (AMA) creates insurance guidelines Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates passed resolution stating principles to be followed in government health insurance plans.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+creates+insurance+guidelines&dates=19170601T050000Z/19170602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+House+of+Delegates+passed+resolution+stating+principles+to+be+followed+in+government+health+insurance+plans." target="_blank""; "eventid_b8bf4599-38d4-4014-b1fb-960ee41fc85e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1918

First federal grants to states Washington, D.C.

First federal grants to states for public health services.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+federal+grants+to+states&dates=19180101T060000Z/19180102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+federal+grants+to+states+for+public+health+services." target="_blank""; "eventid_41433e9e-0037-492e-a09f-32d5ecd46018"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1918

First federal grants to states Washington, D.C.

First federal grants to states for public health services.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+federal+grants+to+states&dates=19180101T060000Z/19180102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+federal+grants+to+states+for+public+health+services." target="_blank""; "eventid_f10026d5-4072-4539-b907-f46059ae82d6"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 01-02, 1918

California rejects insurance plan California

California voters defeated a referendum to permit establishment of a state health insurance plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=California,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=California+rejects+insurance+plan&dates=19181101T060000Z/19181102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=California&details=California+voters+defeated+a+referendum+to+permit+establishment+of+a+state+health+insurance+plan." target="_blank""; "eventid_a62bc1e0-53af-476d-8fc7-35a7836ae252"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 01-02, 1918

California rejects insurance plan California

California voters defeated a referendum to permit establishment of a state health insurance plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=California,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=California+rejects+insurance+plan&dates=19181101T060000Z/19181102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=California&details=California+voters+defeated+a+referendum+to+permit+establishment+of+a+state+health+insurance+plan." target="_blank""; "eventid_ce6b88a2-bc7c-476d-a961-814d906cceba"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 01-02, 1919

New York insurance bill Albany, New York

New York State Assembly defeated a health insurance bill previously approved by the state Senate.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Albany,New York,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+York+insurance+bill&dates=19190401T060000Z/19190402T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Albany, New York&details=New+York+State+Assembly+defeated+a+health+insurance+bill+previously+approved+by+the+state+Senate." target="_blank""; "eventid_450cf790-d3fd-434c-b692-9b6c0fd07356"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 01-02, 1919

New York insurance bill Albany, New York

New York State Assembly defeated a health insurance bill previously approved by the state Senate.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Albany,New York,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+York+insurance+bill&dates=19190401T060000Z/19190402T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Albany, New York&details=New+York+State+Assembly+defeated+a+health+insurance+bill+previously+approved+by+the+state+Senate." target="_blank""; "eventid_f38a3188-6252-4faa-a75c-f382bd9ad96f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1920

American Medical Association (AMA) opposes government insurance Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates reversed position, declaring itself in opposition to government health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+opposes+government+insurance&dates=19200101T060000Z/19200102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+House+of+Delegates+reversed+position%2c+declaring+itself+in+opposition+to+government+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_03c13f52-a4d6-4499-8c7c-9bb7b47f808a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1920

American Medical Association (AMA) opposes government insurance Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates reversed position, declaring itself in opposition to government health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+opposes+government+insurance&dates=19200101T060000Z/19200102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+House+of+Delegates+reversed+position%2c+declaring+itself+in+opposition+to+government+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_53269c0e-6859-437b-b7e2-0857d6742055"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1921

Sheppard-Towner Act passed Washington, D.C.

Sheppard-Towner Act, providing federal subsidies for state-run child and maternal health programs, enacted.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Sheppard-Towner+Act+passed&dates=19210101T060000Z/19210102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sheppard-Towner+Act%2c+providing+federal+subsidies+for+state-run+child+and+maternal+health+programs%2c+enacted." target="_blank""; "eventid_6613c6a8-d452-49cb-a191-2174177eab09"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1921

Sheppard-Towner Act passed Washington, D.C.

Sheppard-Towner Act, providing federal subsidies for state-run child and maternal health programs, enacted.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Sheppard-Towner+Act+passed&dates=19210101T060000Z/19210102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sheppard-Towner+Act%2c+providing+federal+subsidies+for+state-run+child+and+maternal+health+programs%2c+enacted." target="_blank""; "eventid_80354179-8751-48ae-bd98-b7aef3a55acf"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1927

Health care costs committee Washington, D.C.

Committee on the Costs of Medical Care established by several foundations to make comprehensive study of medical economics.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+care+costs+committee&dates=19270101T060000Z/19270102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Committee+on+the+Costs+of+Medical+Care+established+by+several+foundations+to+make+comprehensive+study+of+medical+economics." target="_blank""; "eventid_47e17554-8d5e-4272-9949-b15b97df7dea"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1927

Health care costs committee Washington, D.C.

Committee on the Costs of Medical Care established by several foundations to make comprehensive study of medical economics.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+care+costs+committee&dates=19270101T060000Z/19270102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Committee+on+the+Costs+of+Medical+Care+established+by+several+foundations+to+make+comprehensive+study+of+medical+economics." target="_blank""; "eventid_70ffb084-47a1-45e4-90da-5fd8b904628b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1929

Blue Cross precursor Waco, Texas

Precursor of Blue Cross established at Baylor University by a group of Dallas teachers who contracted with the university hospital to provide 21 days of hospitalization for a fixed $6 payment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Waco,Texas,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Blue+Cross+precursor&dates=19290101T060000Z/19290102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Waco, Texas&details=Precursor+of+Blue+Cross+established+at+Baylor+University+by+a+group+of+Dallas+teachers+who+contracted+with+the+university+hospital+to+provide+21+days+of+hospitalization+for+a+fixed+%246+payment." target="_blank""; "eventid_3ad7c4ea-cbf4-4de4-a524-04911fc83ff8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1929

Blue Cross precursor Waco, Texas

Precursor of Blue Cross established at Baylor University by a group of Dallas teachers who contracted with the university hospital to provide 21 days of hospitalization for a fixed $6 payment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Waco,Texas,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Blue+Cross+precursor&dates=19290101T060000Z/19290102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Waco, Texas&details=Precursor+of+Blue+Cross+established+at+Baylor+University+by+a+group+of+Dallas+teachers+who+contracted+with+the+university+hospital+to+provide+21+days+of+hospitalization+for+a+fixed+%246+payment." target="_blank""; "eventid_3e6d40ce-b20b-4b98-8bbd-cee6d5041f60"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1929

Sheppard-Towner Act expires Washington, D.C.

Sheppard-Towner Act allowed to expire.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Sheppard-Towner+Act+expires&dates=19290601T050000Z/19290602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sheppard-Towner+Act+allowed+to+expire." target="_blank""; "eventid_70f05434-f447-469e-8dbe-a96c4bd1f5b5"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1929

Sheppard-Towner Act expires Washington, D.C.

Sheppard-Towner Act allowed to expire.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Sheppard-Towner+Act+expires&dates=19290601T050000Z/19290602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sheppard-Towner+Act+allowed+to+expire." target="_blank""; "eventid_08c6648b-b040-447b-a499-a79b78392b40"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1932

Labor group endorses insurance Washington, D.C.

American Federation of Labor (AFL) endorsed social insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Labor+group+endorses+insurance&dates=19320101T060000Z/19320102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Federation+of+Labor+(AFL)+endorsed+social+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_3ea6b586-d60c-46f4-82cc-685cfa6319ef"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1932

Labor group endorses insurance Washington, D.C.

American Federation of Labor (AFL) endorsed social insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Labor+group+endorses+insurance&dates=19320101T060000Z/19320102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Federation+of+Labor+(AFL)+endorsed+social+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_0263c35f-cdbe-4e6d-93f6-2bdeaa1753f1"; "";www.ssa.gov
Oct 01-02, 1932

Costs committee final report Washington, D.C.

Committee on the Costs of Medical Care final report endorsed group practice and voluntary health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Costs+committee+final+report&dates=19321001T050000Z/19321002T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Committee+on+the+Costs+of+Medical+Care+final+report+endorsed+group+practice+and+voluntary+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_2a41a07a-3af7-4494-ac40-7d16299b2150"; "";www.ssa.gov
Oct 01-02, 1932

Costs committee final report Washington, D.C.

Committee on the Costs of Medical Care final report endorsed group practice and voluntary health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Costs+committee+final+report&dates=19321001T050000Z/19321002T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Committee+on+the+Costs+of+Medical+Care+final+report+endorsed+group+practice+and+voluntary+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_5fd1f850-5dd6-4005-bef1-c4aab148bf45"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1933

Blue Cross, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) created Washington, D.C.

Private hospital insurance approved by American Hospital Association (AHA), leading to establishment of Blue Cross. Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided emergency medical care to the needy.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Blue+Cross%2c+Federal+Emergency+Relief+Administration+(FERA)+created&dates=19330101T060000Z/19330102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Private+hospital+insurance+approved+by+American+Hospital+Association+(AHA)%2c+leading+to+establishment+of+Blue+Cross.+Federal+Emergency+Relief+Administration+(FERA)+provided+emergency+medical+care+to+the+needy." target="_blank""; "eventid_c8490c5d-149c-46a6-a3f9-c7e2421b200b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1933

Blue Cross, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) created Washington, D.C.

Private hospital insurance approved by American Hospital Association (AHA), leading to establishment of Blue Cross. Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) provided emergency medical care to the needy.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Blue+Cross%2c+Federal+Emergency+Relief+Administration+(FERA)+created&dates=19330101T060000Z/19330102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Private+hospital+insurance+approved+by+American+Hospital+Association+(AHA)%2c+leading+to+establishment+of+Blue+Cross.+Federal+Emergency+Relief+Administration+(FERA)+provided+emergency+medical+care+to+the+needy." target="_blank""; "eventid_23a2f721-e90c-4ce3-b8f4-f04e27102aa0"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 17-18, 1935

Economic security committee report Washington, D.C.

Report of the Committee on Economic Security sent to Congress without health insurance recommendations, but spelled out principles and promised further efforts to evolve a plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Economic+security+committee+report&dates=19350117T060000Z/19350118T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Report+of+the+Committee+on+Economic+Security+sent+to+Congress+without+health+insurance+recommendations%2c+but+spelled+out+principles+and+promised+further+efforts+to+evolve+a+plan." target="_blank""; "eventid_41621e9e-d8e0-40b9-b732-f7e154879a7f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 17-18, 1935

Economic security committee report Washington, D.C.

Report of the Committee on Economic Security sent to Congress without health insurance recommendations, but spelled out principles and promised further efforts to evolve a plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Economic+security+committee+report&dates=19350117T060000Z/19350118T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Report+of+the+Committee+on+Economic+Security+sent+to+Congress+without+health+insurance+recommendations%2c+but+spelled+out+principles+and+promised+further+efforts+to+evolve+a+plan." target="_blank""; "eventid_136a0f85-a20e-4dfb-bc37-951e5db72ece"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1935

Economic committee health report Washington, D.C.

Health report of Committee on Economic Security, "Risks to Economic Security Arising Out of Illness," filed but not published.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Economic+committee+health+report&dates=19350601T050000Z/19350602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Health+report+of+Committee+on+Economic+Security%2c+%22Risks+to+Economic+Security+Arising+Out+of+Illness%2c%22+filed+but+not+published." target="_blank""; "eventid_e6c19f17-c88a-4f22-8647-b0473b8c4f5c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1935

Economic committee health report Washington, D.C.

Health report of Committee on Economic Security, "Risks to Economic Security Arising Out of Illness," filed but not published.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Economic+committee+health+report&dates=19350601T050000Z/19350602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Health+report+of+Committee+on+Economic+Security%2c+%22Risks+to+Economic+Security+Arising+Out+of+Illness%2c%22+filed+but+not+published." target="_blank""; "eventid_9db6066e-9ae3-4b42-aa27-82a2b40e47a7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 15-16, 1935

First government insurance bill Washington, D.C.

First government health insurance bill introduced in Congress, the "Epstein bill" (S. 3253), sponsored by Sen. Capper, R-KS.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+government+insurance+bill&dates=19350715T050000Z/19350716T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+government+health+insurance+bill+introduced+in+Congress%2c+the+%22Epstein+bill%22+(S.+3253)%2c+sponsored+by+Sen.+Capper%2c+R-KS." target="_blank""; "eventid_c5eeb292-d659-45c4-accf-2749ad324021"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 15-16, 1935

First government insurance bill Washington, D.C.

First government health insurance bill introduced in Congress, the "Epstein bill" (S. 3253), sponsored by Sen. Capper, R-KS.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+government+insurance+bill&dates=19350715T050000Z/19350716T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+government+health+insurance+bill+introduced+in+Congress%2c+the+%22Epstein+bill%22+(S.+3253)%2c+sponsored+by+Sen.+Capper%2c+R-KS." target="_blank""; "eventid_dae8a330-507e-41eb-adf7-f5df0111e25e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 14-15, 1935

Social Security Act Washington, D.C.

Social Security Act signed into law; health insurance excluded.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+Act&dates=19350814T050000Z/19350815T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+Security+Act+signed+into+law%3b+health+insurance+excluded." target="_blank""; "eventid_713f2f03-a32d-4ced-aad3-dcacac728ad2"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 14-15, 1935

Social Security Act Washington, D.C.

Social Security Act signed into law; health insurance excluded.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+Act&dates=19350814T050000Z/19350815T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+Security+Act+signed+into+law%3b+health+insurance+excluded." target="_blank""; "eventid_7f20cc7f-946e-4103-930c-9c721ee47d5f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 15-16, 1935

President Franklin Roosevelt establishes health committee Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt announced formation of Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+establishes+health+committee&dates=19350815T050000Z/19350816T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+announced+formation+of+Interdepartmental+Committee+to+Coordinate+Health+and+Welfare+Activities." target="_blank""; "eventid_24331291-b6c7-4067-a232-952e0b34109d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 15-16, 1935

First National Health Survey Washington, D.C.

First National Health Survey undertaken in 1935 and 1936, the largest survey until that time, focusing on chronic disease and disability. It was part of a larger strategy to reform health care in the United States. The focus on morbidity allowed reformers to argue that the health status of Americans was poor, despite falling mortality rates that suggested the opposite.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+National+Health+Survey&dates=19350815T050000Z/19350816T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+National+Health+Survey+undertaken+in+1935+and+1936%2c+the+largest+survey+until+that+time%2c+focusing+on+chronic+disease+and+disability.+It+was+part+of+a+larger+strategy+to+reform+health+care+in+the+United+States.+The+focus+on+morbidity+allowed+reformers+to+argue+that+the+health+status+of+Americans+was+poor%2c+despite+falling+mortality+rates+that+suggested+the+opposite." target="_blank""; "eventid_60675ce7-d083-4d3e-8cb9-1f437151195f"; "";www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Aug 15-16, 1935

President Franklin Roosevelt establishes health committee Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt announced formation of Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+establishes+health+committee&dates=19350815T050000Z/19350816T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+announced+formation+of+Interdepartmental+Committee+to+Coordinate+Health+and+Welfare+Activities." target="_blank""; "eventid_019598e6-7189-4e03-b18a-29011033ac0e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 15-16, 1935

First National Health Survey Washington, D.C.

First National Health Survey undertaken in 1935 and 1936, the largest survey until that time, focusing on chronic disease and disability. It was part of a larger strategy to reform health care in the United States. The focus on morbidity allowed reformers to argue that the health status of Americans was poor, despite falling mortality rates that suggested the opposite.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+National+Health+Survey&dates=19350815T050000Z/19350816T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=First+National+Health+Survey+undertaken+in+1935+and+1936%2c+the+largest+survey+until+that+time%2c+focusing+on+chronic+disease+and+disability.+It+was+part+of+a+larger+strategy+to+reform+health+care+in+the+United+States.+The+focus+on+morbidity+allowed+reformers+to+argue+that+the+health+status+of+Americans+was+poor%2c+despite+falling+mortality+rates+that+suggested+the+opposite." target="_blank""; "eventid_40bfab1f-1932-4642-b7c4-ce3ca57684a2"; "";www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Feb 01-02, 1938

Medical care report published Washington, D.C.

Report of the Technical Committee on Medical Care, "A National Health Program," published, marking the first formal push for a comprehensive national health program. The Technical Committee on Medical Care was established by the Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities, which was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 to investigate the health insurance issue.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medical+care+report+published&dates=19380201T060000Z/19380202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Report+of+the+Technical+Committee+on+Medical+Care%2c+%22A+National+Health+Program%2c%22+published%2c+marking+the+first+formal+push+for+a+comprehensive+national+health+program.+The+Technical+Committee+on+Medical+Care+was+established+by+the+Interdepartmental+Committee+to+Coordinate+Health+and+Welfare+Activities%2c+which+was+appointed+by+President+Franklin+Roosevelt+in+1935+to+investigate+the+health+insurance+issue." target="_blank""; "eventid_8ef3beb4-b956-422f-a7ed-e613f41b23af"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 01-02, 1938

Medical care report published Washington, D.C.

Report of the Technical Committee on Medical Care, "A National Health Program," published, marking the first formal push for a comprehensive national health program. The Technical Committee on Medical Care was established by the Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities, which was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 to investigate the health insurance issue.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medical+care+report+published&dates=19380201T060000Z/19380202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Report+of+the+Technical+Committee+on+Medical+Care%2c+%22A+National+Health+Program%2c%22+published%2c+marking+the+first+formal+push+for+a+comprehensive+national+health+program.+The+Technical+Committee+on+Medical+Care+was+established+by+the+Interdepartmental+Committee+to+Coordinate+Health+and+Welfare+Activities%2c+which+was+appointed+by+President+Franklin+Roosevelt+in+1935+to+investigate+the+health+insurance+issue." target="_blank""; "eventid_53626ebb-d5ee-4556-ba30-690521250f1d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 18-20, 1938

National Health Conference Washington, D.C.

National Health Conference convened in Washington, D.C., under sponsorship of Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities, which was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 to investigate the health insurance issue.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Conference&dates=19380718T050000Z/19380720T050000Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=National+Health+Conference+convened+in+Washington%2c+D.C.%2c+under+sponsorship+of+Interdepartmental+Committee+to+Coordinate+Health+and+Welfare+Activities%2c+which+was+appointed+by+President+Franklin+Roosevelt+in+1935+to+investigate+the+health+insurance+issue." target="_blank""; "eventid_61284222-7ae2-4589-a817-72f517e18e84"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 18-20, 1938

National Health Conference Washington, D.C.

National Health Conference convened in Washington, D.C., under sponsorship of Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities, which was appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 to investigate the health insurance issue.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Conference&dates=19380718T050000Z/19380720T050000Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=National+Health+Conference+convened+in+Washington%2c+D.C.%2c+under+sponsorship+of+Interdepartmental+Committee+to+Coordinate+Health+and+Welfare+Activities%2c+which+was+appointed+by+President+Franklin+Roosevelt+in+1935+to+investigate+the+health+insurance+issue." target="_blank""; "eventid_b49e22f4-9da6-4a5a-b589-a95b177f6a7c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 28-Mar 01, 1939

American Medical Association (AMA) creates physicians' committee Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) established "National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service" to fight Wagner bill, which ultimately died in committee.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+creates+physicians%27+committee&dates=19390228T060000Z/19390301T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+established+%22National+Physicians%27+Committee+for+the+Extension+of+Medical+Service%22+to+fight+Wagner+bill%2c+which+ultimately+died+in+committee." target="_blank""; "eventid_26918e95-b2b1-4e8a-a04c-744fc1d505b4"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 28-Mar 01, 1939

National Health Bill introduced Washington, D.C.

Sen. Robert F. Wagner, D-NY, introduced "National Health Bill" (S. 1620) incorporating recommendations of National Health Conference, which ultimately died in committee that July.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Bill+introduced&dates=19390228T060000Z/19390301T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sen.+Robert+F.+Wagner%2c+D-NY%2c+introduced+%22National+Health+Bill%22+(S.+1620)+incorporating+recommendations+of+National+Health+Conference%2c+which+ultimately+died+in+committee+that+July." target="_blank""; "eventid_d4591f5f-f3b6-4c17-a495-23b848bb5671"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 28-Mar 01, 1939

American Medical Association (AMA) creates physicians' committee Washington, D.C.

American Medical Association (AMA) established "National Physicians' Committee for the Extension of Medical Service" to fight Wagner bill, which ultimately died in committee.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+creates+physicians%27+committee&dates=19390228T060000Z/19390301T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+established+%22National+Physicians%27+Committee+for+the+Extension+of+Medical+Service%22+to+fight+Wagner+bill%2c+which+ultimately+died+in+committee." target="_blank""; "eventid_341afe94-fb5a-417c-8fad-023b8d4144e0"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 28-Mar 01, 1939

National Health Bill introduced Washington, D.C.

Sen. Robert F. Wagner, D-NY, introduced "National Health Bill" (S. 1620) incorporating recommendations of National Health Conference, which ultimately died in committee that July.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Bill+introduced&dates=19390228T060000Z/19390301T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sen.+Robert+F.+Wagner%2c+D-NY%2c+introduced+%22National+Health+Bill%22+(S.+1620)+incorporating+recommendations+of+National+Health+Conference%2c+which+ultimately+died+in+committee+that+July." target="_blank""; "eventid_f6916690-6e66-476c-9d78-e7658e5ce017"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1940

Old age, survivors insurance benefits Washington, D.C.

Monthly benefits became payable under old-age and survivors insurance to aged retired workers and their dependents and to survivors of deceased insured workers. The Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund established as a separate account in the U.S. Treasury to hold the amounts accumulated under the old-age and survivors insurance program. Basic provisions for hearing and review instituted by the Social Security Board under authority to establish procedures, hold hearings and take testimony in relation to determination of rights to old-age and survivors insurance benefits (Office of Appeals Council).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Old+age%2c+survivors+insurance+benefits&dates=19400101T060000Z/19400102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Monthly+benefits+became+payable+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+to+aged+retired+workers+and+their+dependents+and+to+survivors+of+deceased+insured+workers.+The+Federal+Old-Age+and+Survivors+Insurance+Trust+Fund+established+as+a+separate+account+in+the+U.S.+Treasury+to+hold+the+amounts+accumulated+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program.+Basic+provisions+for+hearing+and+review+instituted+by+the+Social+Security+Board+under+authority+to+establish+procedures%2c+hold+hearings+and+take+testimony+in+relation+to+determination+of+rights+to+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+(Office+of+Appeals+Council)." target="_blank""; "eventid_dba70f20-36f8-4292-b89f-58c83e323691"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1940

Old age, survivors insurance benefits Washington, D.C.

Monthly benefits became payable under old-age and survivors insurance to aged retired workers and their dependents and to survivors of deceased insured workers. The Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund established as a separate account in the U.S. Treasury to hold the amounts accumulated under the old-age and survivors insurance program. Basic provisions for hearing and review instituted by the Social Security Board under authority to establish procedures, hold hearings and take testimony in relation to determination of rights to old-age and survivors insurance benefits (Office of Appeals Council).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Old+age%2c+survivors+insurance+benefits&dates=19400101T060000Z/19400102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Monthly+benefits+became+payable+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+to+aged+retired+workers+and+their+dependents+and+to+survivors+of+deceased+insured+workers.+The+Federal+Old-Age+and+Survivors+Insurance+Trust+Fund+established+as+a+separate+account+in+the+U.S.+Treasury+to+hold+the+amounts+accumulated+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program.+Basic+provisions+for+hearing+and+review+instituted+by+the+Social+Security+Board+under+authority+to+establish+procedures%2c+hold+hearings+and+take+testimony+in+relation+to+determination+of+rights+to+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+(Office+of+Appeals+Council)." target="_blank""; "eventid_c8ba4b1d-9f15-43d1-a590-a09ebf94f48c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 31-Feb 01, 1940

First Social Security check Ludlow, Vermont

Ida M. Fuller became the first person to receive an old-age monthly benefit check under the new Social Security law. She paid in $24.75 between 1937 and 1939 on an income of $2,484. Her first check, dated Jan. 31, was for $22.54.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Ludlow,Vermont,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+Social+Security+check&dates=19400131T060000Z/19400201T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Ludlow, Vermont&details=Ida+M.+Fuller+became+the+first+person+to+receive+an+old-age+monthly+benefit+check+under+the+new+Social+Security+law.+She+paid+in+%2424.75+between+1937+and+1939+on+an+income+of+%242%2c484.+Her+first+check%2c+dated+Jan.+31%2c+was+for+%2422.54." target="_blank""; "eventid_46d50726-23d7-4a08-a676-f01b14a6c4de"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 31-Feb 01, 1940

First Social Security check Ludlow, Vermont

Ida M. Fuller became the first person to receive an old-age monthly benefit check under the new Social Security law. She paid in $24.75 between 1937 and 1939 on an income of $2,484. Her first check, dated Jan. 31, was for $22.54.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Ludlow,Vermont,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+Social+Security+check&dates=19400131T060000Z/19400201T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Ludlow, Vermont&details=Ida+M.+Fuller+became+the+first+person+to+receive+an+old-age+monthly+benefit+check+under+the+new+Social+Security+law.+She+paid+in+%2424.75+between+1937+and+1939+on+an+income+of+%242%2c484.+Her+first+check%2c+dated+Jan.+31%2c+was+for+%2422.54." target="_blank""; "eventid_2ebc50b5-cf92-44ba-a5e3-f7815274e443"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 13-14, 1940

Social Security appeals council Washington, D.C.

A Social Security appeals council, consisting of three members, appointed by the Social Security Board to direct and supervise the holding of hearings on claims for old-age and survivors insurance benefits and to review decisions of referees, subject to review by the courts. Joseph McElvain appointed the director. The staff of the appeals council included a consulting referee for the old-age and survivors insurance program as a whole and a hearing referee for each of the 12 regions.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+appeals+council&dates=19400213T060000Z/19400214T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+Social+Security+appeals+council%2c+consisting+of+three+members%2c+appointed+by+the+Social+Security+Board+to+direct+and+supervise+the+holding+of+hearings+on+claims+for+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+and+to+review+decisions+of+referees%2c+subject+to+review+by+the+courts.+Joseph+McElvain+appointed+the+director.+The+staff+of+the+appeals+council+included+a+consulting+referee+for+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program+as+a+whole+and+a+hearing+referee+for+each+of+the+12+regions." target="_blank""; "eventid_aa2528a1-99fc-438f-9341-6973f64611be"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 13-14, 1940

Social Security appeals council Washington, D.C.

A Social Security appeals council, consisting of three members, appointed by the Social Security Board to direct and supervise the holding of hearings on claims for old-age and survivors insurance benefits and to review decisions of referees, subject to review by the courts. Joseph McElvain appointed the director. The staff of the appeals council included a consulting referee for the old-age and survivors insurance program as a whole and a hearing referee for each of the 12 regions.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+appeals+council&dates=19400213T060000Z/19400214T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+Social+Security+appeals+council%2c+consisting+of+three+members%2c+appointed+by+the+Social+Security+Board+to+direct+and+supervise+the+holding+of+hearings+on+claims+for+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+and+to+review+decisions+of+referees%2c+subject+to+review+by+the+courts.+Joseph+McElvain+appointed+the+director.+The+staff+of+the+appeals+council+included+a+consulting+referee+for+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program+as+a+whole+and+a+hearing+referee+for+each+of+the+12+regions." target="_blank""; "eventid_09ce8b96-b2be-4fc2-a55f-6674aa834671"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 23-24, 1940

Fair hearing procedures Washington, D.C.

Public assistance principles and standards for fair hearing procedures adopted by the Social Security Board to attain uniform interpretation of the Social Security Act's requirement that opportunities for fair hearings for dissatisfied applicants or recipients be provided under approved state plans, and to assist state agencies in clarifying and revising procedures.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Fair+hearing+procedures&dates=19401223T060000Z/19401224T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Public+assistance+principles+and+standards+for+fair+hearing+procedures+adopted+by+the+Social+Security+Board+to+attain+uniform+interpretation+of+the+Social+Security+Act%27s+requirement+that+opportunities+for+fair+hearings+for+dissatisfied+applicants+or+recipients+be+provided+under+approved+state+plans%2c+and+to+assist+state+agencies+in+clarifying+and+revising+procedures." target="_blank""; "eventid_f2ae0549-225e-40d6-b445-a615c72a104e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 23-24, 1940

Fair hearing procedures Washington, D.C.

Public assistance principles and standards for fair hearing procedures adopted by the Social Security Board to attain uniform interpretation of the Social Security Act's requirement that opportunities for fair hearings for dissatisfied applicants or recipients be provided under approved state plans, and to assist state agencies in clarifying and revising procedures.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Fair+hearing+procedures&dates=19401223T060000Z/19401224T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Public+assistance+principles+and+standards+for+fair+hearing+procedures+adopted+by+the+Social+Security+Board+to+attain+uniform+interpretation+of+the+Social+Security+Act%27s+requirement+that+opportunities+for+fair+hearings+for+dissatisfied+applicants+or+recipients+be+provided+under+approved+state+plans%2c+and+to+assist+state+agencies+in+clarifying+and+revising+procedures." target="_blank""; "eventid_72556fe0-5f19-4ab6-a396-2f4ed5b0d54a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 06-07, 1941

Presidential insurance recommendations Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union message recommended that coverage of the two social insurance programs be extended, opportunities for medical care be widened and plans made for a better employment system to assure work for people needing gainful employment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Presidential+insurance+recommendations&dates=19410106T060000Z/19410107T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt%27s+State+of+the+Union+message+recommended+that+coverage+of+the+two+social+insurance+programs+be+extended%2c+opportunities+for+medical+care+be+widened+and+plans+made+for+a+better+employment+system+to+assure+work+for+people+needing+gainful+employment." target="_blank""; "eventid_0eeee71c-7c0f-41f4-8421-354c609a30ec"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 06-07, 1941

Presidential insurance recommendations Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union message recommended that coverage of the two social insurance programs be extended, opportunities for medical care be widened and plans made for a better employment system to assure work for people needing gainful employment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Presidential+insurance+recommendations&dates=19410106T060000Z/19410107T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt%27s+State+of+the+Union+message+recommended+that+coverage+of+the+two+social+insurance+programs+be+extended%2c+opportunities+for+medical+care+be+widened+and+plans+made+for+a+better+employment+system+to+assure+work+for+people+needing+gainful+employment." target="_blank""; "eventid_ba620d0b-84ab-415e-b879-165e5d151e0f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 20-21, 1941

Old-age insurance study Washington, D.C.

A special Senate Committee to Investigate the Old-Age Pension System authorized to make a full study of old-age assistance and old-age and survivors insurance provisions of the Social Security Act, as amended, and of ways and means for bringing about the early realization of a minimum pension for all aged persons who were not gainfully employed.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Old-age+insurance+study&dates=19410620T050000Z/19410621T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+special+Senate+Committee+to+Investigate+the+Old-Age+Pension+System+authorized+to+make+a+full+study+of+old-age+assistance+and+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+provisions+of+the+Social+Security+Act%2c+as+amended%2c+and+of+ways+and+means+for+bringing+about+the+early+realization+of+a+minimum+pension+for+all+aged+persons+who+were+not+gainfully+employed." target="_blank""; "eventid_2b7890fc-5fb4-49df-9539-01317d48c0ba"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 20-21, 1941

Old-age insurance study Washington, D.C.

A special Senate Committee to Investigate the Old-Age Pension System authorized to make a full study of old-age assistance and old-age and survivors insurance provisions of the Social Security Act, as amended, and of ways and means for bringing about the early realization of a minimum pension for all aged persons who were not gainfully employed.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Old-age+insurance+study&dates=19410620T050000Z/19410621T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+special+Senate+Committee+to+Investigate+the+Old-Age+Pension+System+authorized+to+make+a+full+study+of+old-age+assistance+and+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+provisions+of+the+Social+Security+Act%2c+as+amended%2c+and+of+ways+and+means+for+bringing+about+the+early+realization+of+a+minimum+pension+for+all+aged+persons+who+were+not+gainfully+employed." target="_blank""; "eventid_80bfeb72-1607-4121-944b-7caf009a7f23"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1942

National Health Insurance precursor Washington, D.C.

Rep. Thomas Hopkinson Eliot, D-MA, introduced a precursor of National Health Insurance (H.R. 7534).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Insurance+precursor&dates=19420101T060000Z/19420102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Rep.+Thomas+Hopkinson+Eliot%2c+D-MA%2c+introduced+a+precursor+of+National+Health+Insurance+(H.R.+7534)." target="_blank""; "eventid_47ab860f-f42e-4d50-84a3-8ac3f5501e8f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1942

National Health Insurance precursor Washington, D.C.

Rep. Thomas Hopkinson Eliot, D-MA, introduced a precursor of National Health Insurance (H.R. 7534).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Insurance+precursor&dates=19420101T060000Z/19420102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Rep.+Thomas+Hopkinson+Eliot%2c+D-MA%2c+introduced+a+precursor+of+National+Health+Insurance+(H.R.+7534)." target="_blank""; "eventid_fd1b5773-4640-4021-80e6-e946f3189e9e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 26-27, 1942

War-affected receive benefits Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board authorized to administer monthly benefits, assistance and services to civilians affected by enemy action; hospitalization and medical care made the responsibility of the Public Health Service.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=War-affected+receive+benefits&dates=19420226T060000Z/19420227T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board+authorized+to+administer+monthly+benefits%2c+assistance+and+services+to+civilians+affected+by+enemy+action%3b+hospitalization+and+medical+care+made+the+responsibility+of+the+Public+Health+Service." target="_blank""; "eventid_1dbc8c4a-adfa-4f7b-a253-94e6599c9ff2"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 26-27, 1942

War-affected receive benefits Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board authorized to administer monthly benefits, assistance and services to civilians affected by enemy action; hospitalization and medical care made the responsibility of the Public Health Service.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=War-affected+receive+benefits&dates=19420226T060000Z/19420227T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board+authorized+to+administer+monthly+benefits%2c+assistance+and+services+to+civilians+affected+by+enemy+action%3b+hospitalization+and+medical+care+made+the+responsibility+of+the+Public+Health+Service." target="_blank""; "eventid_bbb224a8-066b-4aca-ae29-1ef9188c0e04"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 22-23, 1942

Benefit rights determination amendment Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board amended Section 403.202, or Regulation No. 3; in determining old-age and survivors insurance benefit rights, each quarter for which a person was paid wages of not less than $50 in covered employment would be counted for purposes of determining "currently insured" status, notwithstanding the $3,000 limitation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Benefit+rights+determination+amendment&dates=19420522T050000Z/19420523T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board+amended+Section+403.202%2c+or+Regulation+No.+3%3b+in+determining+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefit+rights%2c+each+quarter+for+which+a+person+was+paid+wages+of+not+less+than+%2450+in+covered+employment+would+be+counted+for+purposes+of+determining+%22currently+insured%22+status%2c+notwithstanding+the+%243%2c000+limitation." target="_blank""; "eventid_38730fb1-6152-4036-86d5-613af3b236ff"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 22-23, 1942

Benefit rights determination amendment Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board amended Section 403.202, or Regulation No. 3; in determining old-age and survivors insurance benefit rights, each quarter for which a person was paid wages of not less than $50 in covered employment would be counted for purposes of determining "currently insured" status, notwithstanding the $3,000 limitation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Benefit+rights+determination+amendment&dates=19420522T050000Z/19420523T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board+amended+Section+403.202%2c+or+Regulation+No.+3%3b+in+determining+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefit+rights%2c+each+quarter+for+which+a+person+was+paid+wages+of+not+less+than+%2450+in+covered+employment+would+be+counted+for+purposes+of+determining+%22currently+insured%22+status%2c+notwithstanding+the+%243%2c000+limitation." target="_blank""; "eventid_9919daf3-a3aa-48b0-b282-b01da6b0bdf1"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 05-06, 1942

Railroad Retirement Act exception Washington, D.C.

In cases involving a question of coverage under the Railroad Retirement Act or the old-age and survivors insurance program, the Social Security Board decided to pay monthly old-age and survivors insurance benefits unless the Railroad Retirement Board was making a current payment on the basis of the same wage record. Lump-sum payments would be made only if the Railroad Retirement Board was not making such a payment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Railroad+Retirement+Act+exception&dates=19420605T050000Z/19420606T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+cases+involving+a+question+of+coverage+under+the+Railroad+Retirement+Act+or+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program%2c+the+Social+Security+Board+decided+to+pay+monthly+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+unless+the+Railroad+Retirement+Board+was+making+a+current+payment+on+the+basis+of+the+same+wage+record.+Lump-sum+payments+would+be+made+only+if+the+Railroad+Retirement+Board+was+not+making+such+a+payment." target="_blank""; "eventid_1eacd89f-fd64-46bd-9050-1ba216a26261"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 05-06, 1942

Railroad Retirement Act exception Washington, D.C.

In cases involving a question of coverage under the Railroad Retirement Act or the old-age and survivors insurance program, the Social Security Board decided to pay monthly old-age and survivors insurance benefits unless the Railroad Retirement Board was making a current payment on the basis of the same wage record. Lump-sum payments would be made only if the Railroad Retirement Board was not making such a payment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Railroad+Retirement+Act+exception&dates=19420605T050000Z/19420606T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+cases+involving+a+question+of+coverage+under+the+Railroad+Retirement+Act+or+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program%2c+the+Social+Security+Board+decided+to+pay+monthly+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+unless+the+Railroad+Retirement+Board+was+making+a+current+payment+on+the+basis+of+the+same+wage+record.+Lump-sum+payments+would+be+made+only+if+the+Railroad+Retirement+Board+was+not+making+such+a+payment." target="_blank""; "eventid_95352840-b5da-443a-b17c-031b633ad259"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 26-27, 1942

Social Security payday changed Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board agreed to a U.S. Treasury Department request to shift the payment date for Social Security checks from the first of the month to the fifth. This was a war-mobilization action designed to reduce government demands on the Federal Reserve system at a time when it was trying to cope with many new demands for war-related payments.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+payday+changed&dates=19420626T050000Z/19420627T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board+agreed+to+a+U.S.+Treasury+Department+request+to+shift+the+payment+date+for+Social+Security+checks+from+the+first+of+the+month+to+the+fifth.+This+was+a+war-mobilization+action+designed+to+reduce+government+demands+on+the+Federal+Reserve+system+at+a+time+when+it+was+trying+to+cope+with+many+new+demands+for+war-related+payments." target="_blank""; "eventid_017fd273-1c09-452e-842a-3b8da5cf1514"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 26-27, 1942

Social Security payday changed Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board agreed to a U.S. Treasury Department request to shift the payment date for Social Security checks from the first of the month to the fifth. This was a war-mobilization action designed to reduce government demands on the Federal Reserve system at a time when it was trying to cope with many new demands for war-related payments.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+payday+changed&dates=19420626T050000Z/19420627T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board+agreed+to+a+U.S.+Treasury+Department+request+to+shift+the+payment+date+for+Social+Security+checks+from+the+first+of+the+month+to+the+fifth.+This+was+a+war-mobilization+action+designed+to+reduce+government+demands+on+the+Federal+Reserve+system+at+a+time+when+it+was+trying+to+cope+with+many+new+demands+for+war-related+payments." target="_blank""; "eventid_852da893-e6d4-4a1d-82bb-f5dd45551170"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 01-02, 1942

Beveridge Report Washington, D.C.

Beveridge Report advocated a comprehensive social welfare system for Britain.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United Kingdom " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Beveridge+Report&dates=19421101T060000Z/19421102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Beveridge+Report+advocated+a+comprehensive+social+welfare+system+for+Britain." target="_blank""; "eventid_ca342379-bd97-4964-9c76-0eedf60f07a6"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 01-02, 1942

Beveridge Report Washington, D.C.

Beveridge Report advocated a comprehensive social welfare system for Britain.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United Kingdom " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Beveridge+Report&dates=19421101T060000Z/19421102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Beveridge+Report+advocated+a+comprehensive+social+welfare+system+for+Britain." target="_blank""; "eventid_66fb7a73-8cfa-4996-b5e5-80ee9dc5e32e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1943

President Franklin Roosevelt supports social insurance Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt, in his State of the Union message, called for social insurance "from the cradle to the grave."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+supports+social+insurance&dates=19430101T060000Z/19430102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt%2c+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+called+for+social+insurance+%22from+the+cradle+to+the+grave.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_12c3b45a-473f-4120-9414-8363b93ecd1c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1943

President Franklin Roosevelt supports social insurance Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt, in his State of the Union message, called for social insurance "from the cradle to the grave."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+supports+social+insurance&dates=19430101T060000Z/19430102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt%2c+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+called+for+social+insurance+%22from+the+cradle+to+the+grave.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_570d9805-bb96-405d-90d9-4c7618070040"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 18-19, 1943

Supreme Court antitrust convictions Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the District of Columbia Medical Society for violation of the Sherman antitrust law, and declared that a cooperative enterprise organized to procure medical services for its members is engaged in business or trade and that professional bodies may be prosecuted for obstructing such business.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Supreme+Court+antitrust+convictions&dates=19430118T060000Z/19430119T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Supreme+Court+upheld+the+conviction+of+the+American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+and+the+District+of+Columbia+Medical+Society+for+violation+of+the+Sherman+antitrust+law%2c+and+declared+that+a+cooperative+enterprise+organized+to+procure+medical+services+for+its+members+is+engaged+in+business+or+trade+and+that+professional+bodies+may+be+prosecuted+for+obstructing+such+business." target="_blank""; "eventid_98f76763-a56b-4459-811b-85ee1e9d1ed7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 18-19, 1943

Supreme Court antitrust convictions Washington, D.C.

The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the District of Columbia Medical Society for violation of the Sherman antitrust law, and declared that a cooperative enterprise organized to procure medical services for its members is engaged in business or trade and that professional bodies may be prosecuted for obstructing such business.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Supreme+Court+antitrust+convictions&dates=19430118T060000Z/19430119T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Supreme+Court+upheld+the+conviction+of+the+American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+and+the+District+of+Columbia+Medical+Society+for+violation+of+the+Sherman+antitrust+law%2c+and+declared+that+a+cooperative+enterprise+organized+to+procure+medical+services+for+its+members+is+engaged+in+business+or+trade+and+that+professional+bodies+may+be+prosecuted+for+obstructing+such+business." target="_blank""; "eventid_8fb06230-32c2-4396-85be-adaa268653fc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 01-02, 1943

Emergency maternity care enacted Washington, D.C.

Emergency Maternity and Infancy Care (EMIC) program enacted by Congress to provide health benefits for dependents of low-ranking servicemen.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Emergency+maternity+care+enacted&dates=19430301T060000Z/19430302T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Emergency+Maternity+and+Infancy+Care+(EMIC)+program+enacted+by+Congress+to+provide+health+benefits+for+dependents+of+low-ranking+servicemen." target="_blank""; "eventid_bc230999-c9ac-4fb0-86df-583c1d52c0d9"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 01-02, 1943

Emergency maternity care enacted Washington, D.C.

Emergency Maternity and Infancy Care (EMIC) program enacted by Congress to provide health benefits for dependents of low-ranking servicemen.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Emergency+maternity+care+enacted&dates=19430301T060000Z/19430302T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Emergency+Maternity+and+Infancy+Care+(EMIC)+program+enacted+by+Congress+to+provide+health+benefits+for+dependents+of+low-ranking+servicemen." target="_blank""; "eventid_95a8eef7-367e-464e-aed9-ced90117c329"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 03-04, 1943

Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill Washington, D.C.

The first Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill introduced. The bill provided for major changes in the Social Security Act, including disability benefits and creation of a compulsory national health insurance program for all people. The program was to have been financed through a payroll tax. Congress took no action on the proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill&dates=19430603T050000Z/19430604T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+first+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill+introduced.+The+bill+provided+for+major+changes+in+the+Social+Security+Act%2c+including+disability+benefits+and+creation+of+a+compulsory+national+health+insurance+program+for+all+people.+The+program+was+to+have+been+financed+through+a+payroll+tax.+Congress+took+no+action+on+the+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_646b4ca2-42fb-4f7b-b462-dceb7568d486"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 03-04, 1943

Comprehensive insurance bill introduced Washington, D.C.

Original Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill, providing for comprehensive health insurance under Social Security (S. 1161 and H.R. 2861) introduced. Congress took no action on proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Comprehensive+insurance+bill+introduced&dates=19430603T050000Z/19430604T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Original+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill%2c+providing+for+comprehensive+health+insurance+under+Social+Security+(S.+1161+and+H.R.+2861)+introduced.+Congress+took+no+action+on+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_48b774eb-f2a8-45fa-b8f2-a13ef5531a69"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 03-04, 1943

Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill Washington, D.C.

The first Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill introduced. The bill provided for major changes in the Social Security Act, including disability benefits and creation of a compulsory national health insurance program for all people. The program was to have been financed through a payroll tax. Congress took no action on the proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill&dates=19430603T050000Z/19430604T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+first+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill+introduced.+The+bill+provided+for+major+changes+in+the+Social+Security+Act%2c+including+disability+benefits+and+creation+of+a+compulsory+national+health+insurance+program+for+all+people.+The+program+was+to+have+been+financed+through+a+payroll+tax.+Congress+took+no+action+on+the+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_91791bfd-1c0d-47d9-8983-98383b925750"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 03-04, 1943

Comprehensive insurance bill introduced Washington, D.C.

Original Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill, providing for comprehensive health insurance under Social Security (S. 1161 and H.R. 2861) introduced. Congress took no action on proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Comprehensive+insurance+bill+introduced&dates=19430603T050000Z/19430604T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Original+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill%2c+providing+for+comprehensive+health+insurance+under+Social+Security+(S.+1161+and+H.R.+2861)+introduced.+Congress+took+no+action+on+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_520bdca1-1eea-4677-a681-7355d991d40a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 09-10, 1943

American Medical Association (AMA) studies health economics Chicago, Illinois

The American Medical Association (AMA) created the Council on Medical Services and Public Relations to study the economic aspects of health on a national scale and to develop alternative plans to the compulsory health insurance plans being introduced into the Congress.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Chicago,Illinois,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+studies+health+economics&dates=19430609T050000Z/19430610T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Chicago, Illinois&details=The+American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+created+the+Council+on+Medical+Services+and+Public+Relations+to+study+the+economic+aspects+of+health+on+a+national+scale+and+to+develop+alternative+plans+to+the+compulsory+health+insurance+plans+being+introduced+into+the+Congress." target="_blank""; "eventid_004fdfce-3173-4cab-88d8-c4b68f45d1e3"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 09-10, 1943

American Medical Association (AMA) studies health economics Chicago, Illinois

The American Medical Association (AMA) created the Council on Medical Services and Public Relations to study the economic aspects of health on a national scale and to develop alternative plans to the compulsory health insurance plans being introduced into the Congress.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Chicago,Illinois,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+studies+health+economics&dates=19430609T050000Z/19430610T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Chicago, Illinois&details=The+American+Medical+Association+(AMA)+created+the+Council+on+Medical+Services+and+Public+Relations+to+study+the+economic+aspects+of+health+on+a+national+scale+and+to+develop+alternative+plans+to+the+compulsory+health+insurance+plans+being+introduced+into+the+Congress." target="_blank""; "eventid_585bbc11-eb27-4b09-9b1c-c33924f2e63e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 11-12, 1944

President Franklin Roosevelt declares right to health Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt outlined in his State of the Union message an "economic bill of rights," including "the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+declares+right+to+health&dates=19440111T060000Z/19440112T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+outlined+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message+an+%22economic+bill+of+rights%2c%22+including+%22the+right+to+adequate+medical+care+and+the+opportunity+to+achieve+and+enjoy+good+health.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_fb7fd333-dac8-4135-a93e-2795d0a059ee"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 11-12, 1944

President Franklin Roosevelt declares right to health Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt outlined in his State of the Union message an "economic bill of rights," including "the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+declares+right+to+health&dates=19440111T060000Z/19440112T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt+outlined+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message+an+%22economic+bill+of+rights%2c%22+including+%22the+right+to+adequate+medical+care+and+the+opportunity+to+achieve+and+enjoy+good+health.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_06a8741d-849a-44a2-848f-e91a059d4410"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 19-20, 1944

Social Security insurance recommendation Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board, in its eighth annual report to Congress, specifically called for compulsory national health insurance as part of the Social Security system.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+insurance+recommendation&dates=19440119T060000Z/19440120T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board%2c+in+its+eighth+annual+report+to+Congress%2c+specifically+called+for+compulsory+national+health+insurance+as+part+of+the+Social+Security+system." target="_blank""; "eventid_420d9734-9f48-44d5-b635-446a08046117"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 19-20, 1944

Social Security insurance recommendation Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Board, in its eighth annual report to Congress, specifically called for compulsory national health insurance as part of the Social Security system.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+insurance+recommendation&dates=19440119T060000Z/19440120T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Board%2c+in+its+eighth+annual+report+to+Congress%2c+specifically+called+for+compulsory+national+health+insurance+as+part+of+the+Social+Security+system." target="_blank""; "eventid_61564bfc-d07a-4398-9da2-9c631efffaba"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 25-26, 1944

Insurance rate increase postponed Washington, D.C.

The Revenue Act of 1943 extended throughout 1944 the postponement of the scheduled increase in the contribution rates under the old-age and survivors insurance program. Title II of the Social Security Act amended to authorize appropriation from general revenues to the trust fund of any additional amounts required to finance benefits. (This, the Vandenberg-Murray Amendment, was in effect until 1950.)
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+rate+increase+postponed&dates=19440225T060000Z/19440226T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Revenue+Act+of+1943+extended+throughout+1944+the+postponement+of+the+scheduled+increase+in+the+contribution+rates+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program.+Title+II+of+the+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+authorize+appropriation+from+general+revenues+to+the+trust+fund+of+any+additional+amounts+required+to+finance+benefits.+(This%2c+the+Vandenberg-Murray+Amendment%2c+was+in+effect+until+1950.)" target="_blank""; "eventid_3d21f621-4d1d-4dcd-a4eb-3eea27086dfc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 25-26, 1944

Insurance rate increase postponed Washington, D.C.

The Revenue Act of 1943 extended throughout 1944 the postponement of the scheduled increase in the contribution rates under the old-age and survivors insurance program. Title II of the Social Security Act amended to authorize appropriation from general revenues to the trust fund of any additional amounts required to finance benefits. (This, the Vandenberg-Murray Amendment, was in effect until 1950.)
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+rate+increase+postponed&dates=19440225T060000Z/19440226T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Revenue+Act+of+1943+extended+throughout+1944+the+postponement+of+the+scheduled+increase+in+the+contribution+rates+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program.+Title+II+of+the+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+authorize+appropriation+from+general+revenues+to+the+trust+fund+of+any+additional+amounts+required+to+finance+benefits.+(This%2c+the+Vandenberg-Murray+Amendment%2c+was+in+effect+until+1950.)" target="_blank""; "eventid_3d80d6cb-ad95-4f86-8522-611992af7625"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 06-07, 1945

California rejects compulsory insurance Sacramento, California

The California legislature defeated Gov. Warren's state compulsory health insurance proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Sacramento,California,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=California+rejects+compulsory+insurance&dates=19450106T060000Z/19450107T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Sacramento, California&details=The+California+legislature+defeated+Gov.+Warren%27s+state+compulsory+health+insurance+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_eac30aa0-9409-4dfb-a412-5de4552f18e6"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 06-07, 1945

No recommendations from President Franklin Roosevelt Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt, in his State of the Union message, again made reference to the right to "good medical care," but again no specific recommendations were made.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=No+recommendations+from+President+Franklin+Roosevelt&dates=19450106T060000Z/19450107T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt%2c+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+again+made+reference+to+the+right+to+%22good+medical+care%2c%22+but+again+no+specific+recommendations+were+made." target="_blank""; "eventid_14f35600-519d-4737-b067-bc10689446ec"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 06-07, 1945

California rejects compulsory insurance Sacramento, California

The California legislature defeated Gov. Warren's state compulsory health insurance proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Sacramento,California,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=California+rejects+compulsory+insurance&dates=19450106T060000Z/19450107T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Sacramento, California&details=The+California+legislature+defeated+Gov.+Warren%27s+state+compulsory+health+insurance+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_c993f259-ea37-439c-b2ce-6b72ba4b43f4"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 06-07, 1945

No recommendations from President Franklin Roosevelt Washington, D.C.

President Franklin Roosevelt, in his State of the Union message, again made reference to the right to "good medical care," but again no specific recommendations were made.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=No+recommendations+from+President+Franklin+Roosevelt&dates=19450106T060000Z/19450107T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Franklin+Roosevelt%2c+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+again+made+reference+to+the+right+to+%22good+medical+care%2c%22+but+again+no+specific+recommendations+were+made." target="_blank""; "eventid_af867a19-b9ab-4818-83b0-807d9fb7e805"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 28-29, 1945

Case Amendment deduction protection Washington, D.C.

A deficiency appropriation bill signed by the President Franklin Roosevelt included the Case Amendment, which provided that certain wages paid to recipients of old-age pensions should not be deducted from their allowance, in order to allow them to engage in part-time nursing.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Case+Amendment+deduction+protection&dates=19450328T060000Z/19450329T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+deficiency+appropriation+bill+signed+by+the+President+Franklin+Roosevelt+included+the+Case+Amendment%2c+which+provided+that+certain+wages+paid+to+recipients+of+old-age+pensions+should+not+be+deducted+from+their+allowance%2c+in+order+to+allow+them+to+engage+in+part-time+nursing." target="_blank""; "eventid_6144d1cf-2fb2-46e0-b551-4117fa829160"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 28-29, 1945

Case Amendment deduction protection Washington, D.C.

A deficiency appropriation bill signed by the President Franklin Roosevelt included the Case Amendment, which provided that certain wages paid to recipients of old-age pensions should not be deducted from their allowance, in order to allow them to engage in part-time nursing.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Case+Amendment+deduction+protection&dates=19450328T060000Z/19450329T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+deficiency+appropriation+bill+signed+by+the+President+Franklin+Roosevelt+included+the+Case+Amendment%2c+which+provided+that+certain+wages+paid+to+recipients+of+old-age+pensions+should+not+be+deducted+from+their+allowance%2c+in+order+to+allow+them+to+engage+in+part-time+nursing." target="_blank""; "eventid_4f5545a8-dcae-46f7-8313-f4aeaec2fdcd"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 08-09, 1945

Insurance contribution rates frozen Washington, D.C.

The Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance contribution rates frozen for 1946 at 1 percent each for employers and employees.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+contribution+rates+frozen&dates=19451108T060000Z/19451109T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Bureau+of+Old-Age+and+Survivors+Insurance+contribution+rates+frozen+for+1946+at+1+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees." target="_blank""; "eventid_7760a9ba-4ace-4cff-96f3-341e9fa39ae9"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 08-09, 1945

Insurance contribution rates frozen Washington, D.C.

The Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance contribution rates frozen for 1946 at 1 percent each for employers and employees.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+contribution+rates+frozen&dates=19451108T060000Z/19451109T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Bureau+of+Old-Age+and+Survivors+Insurance+contribution+rates+frozen+for+1946+at+1+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees." target="_blank""; "eventid_4bcd1712-cdf7-4797-82ff-3476c4a1a94c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 19-20, 1945

Truman's inclusive insurance plan Washington, D.C.

President Truman became the first president to propose national health insurance legislation. He sent a message to Congress asking for legislation to establish an all-inclusive, prepaid medical insurance plan for the people of the United States. The plan would have covered doctors, hospitals, nursing, laboratory and dental services for people covered by the Social Security program (Medicare); it would also have provided benefits financed from federal revenues for needy people (Medicaid).
Contact Person: The Truman Library

Website:
"http://www.trumanlibrary.org/anniversaries/healthprogram.htm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Truman%27s+inclusive+insurance+plan&dates=19451119T060000Z/19451120T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Truman+became+the+first+president+to+propose+national+health+insurance+legislation.+He+sent+a+message+to+Congress+asking+for+legislation+to+establish+an+all-inclusive%2c+prepaid+medical+insurance+plan+for+the+people+of+the+United+States.+The+plan+would+have+covered+doctors%2c+hospitals%2c+nursing%2c+laboratory+and+dental+services+for+people+covered+by+the+Social+Security+program+(Medicare)%3b+it+would+also+have+provided+benefits+financed+from+federal+revenues+for+needy+people+(Medicaid)." target="_blank""; "eventid_2186dd0a-6515-48ce-9130-201fcef1a245"; "";www.trumanlibrary.org
Nov 19-20, 1945

Revised national insurance bill Washington, D.C.

Revised Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill (S. 1606 and H.R. 4730), providing for National Health Insurance, immediately introduced after President Harry Truman sent message to Congress asking for legislation to establish an all-inclusive, prepaid medical insurance plan for the people of the United States. The plan would have covered doctors, hospitals, nursing, laboratory and dental services for people covered by the Social Security program (Medicare); it would also have provided benefits financed from federal revenues for needy people (Medicaid).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Revised+national+insurance+bill&dates=19451119T060000Z/19451120T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Revised+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill+(S.+1606+and+H.R.+4730)%2c+providing+for+National+Health+Insurance%2c+immediately+introduced+after+President+Harry+Truman+sent+message+to+Congress+asking+for+legislation+to+establish+an+all-inclusive%2c+prepaid+medical+insurance+plan+for+the+people+of+the+United+States.+The+plan+would+have+covered+doctors%2c+hospitals%2c+nursing%2c+laboratory+and+dental+services+for+people+covered+by+the+Social+Security+program+(Medicare)%3b+it+would+also+have+provided+benefits+financed+from+federal+revenues+for+needy+people+(Medicaid)." target="_blank""; "eventid_2595304b-c226-46d7-92af-7ad5b6d856cc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 19-20, 1945

Truman's inclusive insurance plan Washington, D.C.

President Truman became the first president to propose national health insurance legislation. He sent a message to Congress asking for legislation to establish an all-inclusive, prepaid medical insurance plan for the people of the United States. The plan would have covered doctors, hospitals, nursing, laboratory and dental services for people covered by the Social Security program (Medicare); it would also have provided benefits financed from federal revenues for needy people (Medicaid).
Contact Person: The Truman Library

Website:
"http://www.trumanlibrary.org/anniversaries/healthprogram.htm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Truman%27s+inclusive+insurance+plan&dates=19451119T060000Z/19451120T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Truman+became+the+first+president+to+propose+national+health+insurance+legislation.+He+sent+a+message+to+Congress+asking+for+legislation+to+establish+an+all-inclusive%2c+prepaid+medical+insurance+plan+for+the+people+of+the+United+States.+The+plan+would+have+covered+doctors%2c+hospitals%2c+nursing%2c+laboratory+and+dental+services+for+people+covered+by+the+Social+Security+program+(Medicare)%3b+it+would+also+have+provided+benefits+financed+from+federal+revenues+for+needy+people+(Medicaid)." target="_blank""; "eventid_ff65a435-d1ff-482c-a020-b9aa5713a8f8"; "";www.trumanlibrary.org
Nov 19-20, 1945

Revised national insurance bill Washington, D.C.

Revised Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill (S. 1606 and H.R. 4730), providing for National Health Insurance, immediately introduced after President Harry Truman sent message to Congress asking for legislation to establish an all-inclusive, prepaid medical insurance plan for the people of the United States. The plan would have covered doctors, hospitals, nursing, laboratory and dental services for people covered by the Social Security program (Medicare); it would also have provided benefits financed from federal revenues for needy people (Medicaid).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Revised+national+insurance+bill&dates=19451119T060000Z/19451120T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Revised+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+bill+(S.+1606+and+H.R.+4730)%2c+providing+for+National+Health+Insurance%2c+immediately+introduced+after+President+Harry+Truman+sent+message+to+Congress+asking+for+legislation+to+establish+an+all-inclusive%2c+prepaid+medical+insurance+plan+for+the+people+of+the+United+States.+The+plan+would+have+covered+doctors%2c+hospitals%2c+nursing%2c+laboratory+and+dental+services+for+people+covered+by+the+Social+Security+program+(Medicare)%3b+it+would+also+have+provided+benefits+financed+from+federal+revenues+for+needy+people+(Medicaid)." target="_blank""; "eventid_ccdda19f-c7cd-465e-b68a-ee6f6816db4b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1946

Health Insurance Council formed Washington, D.C.

The Health Insurance Council formed by eight trade associations in the insurance field to serve as a liaison agency between the dispensers of health services, such as physicians and hospitals, and the underwriters.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+Insurance+Council+formed&dates=19460101T060000Z/19460102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Health+Insurance+Council+formed+by+eight+trade+associations+in+the+insurance+field+to+serve+as+a+liaison+agency+between+the+dispensers+of+health+services%2c+such+as+physicians+and+hospitals%2c+and+the+underwriters." target="_blank""; "eventid_3b9623cf-7fb7-4dac-b250-be08bca0df55"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1946

Health Insurance Council formed Washington, D.C.

The Health Insurance Council formed by eight trade associations in the insurance field to serve as a liaison agency between the dispensers of health services, such as physicians and hospitals, and the underwriters.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+Insurance+Council+formed&dates=19460101T060000Z/19460102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Health+Insurance+Council+formed+by+eight+trade+associations+in+the+insurance+field+to+serve+as+a+liaison+agency+between+the+dispensers+of+health+services%2c+such+as+physicians+and+hospitals%2c+and+the+underwriters." target="_blank""; "eventid_fd2ceb46-3e7b-42b3-a73c-69c270d51e0e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1946

Health committee promotes bill Washington, D.C.

The Committee for the Nation's Health organized to promote the passage of the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, which would provide government healthcare for most U.S. citizens.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+committee+promotes+bill&dates=19460101T060000Z/19460102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Committee+for+the+Nation%27s+Health+organized+to+promote+the+passage+of+the+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+Bill%2c+which+would+provide+government+healthcare+for+most+U.S.+citizens." target="_blank""; "eventid_f2b1a123-cf7f-4347-b941-76b74067dd9b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1946

Health committee promotes bill Washington, D.C.

The Committee for the Nation's Health organized to promote the passage of the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill, which would provide government healthcare for most U.S. citizens.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+committee+promotes+bill&dates=19460101T060000Z/19460102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Committee+for+the+Nation%27s+Health+organized+to+promote+the+passage+of+the+Wagner-Murray-Dingell+Bill%2c+which+would+provide+government+healthcare+for+most+U.S.+citizens." target="_blank""; "eventid_624fe422-bda9-4e3b-848e-5b52b664e684"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 03-04, 1946

National Mental Health Act Washington, D.C.

The National Mental Health Act authorized the establishment of a National Institute of Mental Health and increased federal grants to states for public health services, with special emphasis on mental health problems.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Mental+Health+Act&dates=19460703T050000Z/19460704T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+National+Mental+Health+Act+authorized+the+establishment+of+a+National+Institute+of+Mental+Health+and+increased+federal+grants+to+states+for+public+health+services%2c+with+special+emphasis+on+mental+health+problems." target="_blank""; "eventid_43d57f41-cb9f-44f5-b318-c1d870c9c9a8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 03-04, 1946

National Mental Health Act Washington, D.C.

The National Mental Health Act authorized the establishment of a National Institute of Mental Health and increased federal grants to states for public health services, with special emphasis on mental health problems.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Mental+Health+Act&dates=19460703T050000Z/19460704T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+National+Mental+Health+Act+authorized+the+establishment+of+a+National+Institute+of+Mental+Health+and+increased+federal+grants+to+states+for+public+health+services%2c+with+special+emphasis+on+mental+health+problems." target="_blank""; "eventid_f787d588-7027-4b0e-ad74-9fef0f1197ce"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 16-17, 1946

Social Security program reorganization Washington, D.C.

Under the President's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1946, the Social Security Board was abolished and its functions transferred to the Federal Security Agency (FSA), and the Social Security Administration was established to carry on programs of the Social Security Board and those of the Children's Bureau. The Children's Bureau (then in the Department of Labor) was transferred (except for its child labor functions) to the FSA by the same plan. The Office of the Commissioner for Social Security established, and Arthur J. Altmeyer named to the position. George E. Bigge, a member of the board, appointed the director of Federal-State Relations in the FSA. William L. Mitchell became the deputy commissioner of Social Security. Ellen S. Woodward, the third member of the board, appointed to head Inter-Agency Relations in the FSA.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+program+reorganization&dates=19460716T050000Z/19460717T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Under+the+President%27s+Reorganization+Plan+No.+2+of+1946%2c+the+Social+Security+Board+was+abolished+and+its+functions+transferred+to+the+Federal+Security+Agency+(FSA)%2c+and+the+Social+Security+Administration+was+established+to+carry+on+programs+of+the+Social+Security+Board+and+those+of+the+Children%27s+Bureau.+The+Children%27s+Bureau+(then+in+the+Department+of+Labor)+was+transferred+(except+for+its+child+labor+functions)+to+the+FSA+by+the+same+plan.+The+Office+of+the+Commissioner+for+Social+Security+established%2c+and+Arthur+J.+Altmeyer+named+to+the+position.+George+E.+Bigge%2c+a+member+of+the+board%2c+appointed+the+director+of+Federal-State+Relations+in+the+FSA.+William+L.+Mitchell+became+the+deputy+commissioner+of+Social+Security.+Ellen+S.+Woodward%2c+the+third+member+of+the+board%2c+appointed+to+head+Inter-Agency+Relations+in+the+FSA." target="_blank""; "eventid_ccc6ba0b-037d-4261-8ee1-510b553b912e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 16-17, 1946

Social Security program reorganization Washington, D.C.

Under the President's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1946, the Social Security Board was abolished and its functions transferred to the Federal Security Agency (FSA), and the Social Security Administration was established to carry on programs of the Social Security Board and those of the Children's Bureau. The Children's Bureau (then in the Department of Labor) was transferred (except for its child labor functions) to the FSA by the same plan. The Office of the Commissioner for Social Security established, and Arthur J. Altmeyer named to the position. George E. Bigge, a member of the board, appointed the director of Federal-State Relations in the FSA. William L. Mitchell became the deputy commissioner of Social Security. Ellen S. Woodward, the third member of the board, appointed to head Inter-Agency Relations in the FSA.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+program+reorganization&dates=19460716T050000Z/19460717T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Under+the+President%27s+Reorganization+Plan+No.+2+of+1946%2c+the+Social+Security+Board+was+abolished+and+its+functions+transferred+to+the+Federal+Security+Agency+(FSA)%2c+and+the+Social+Security+Administration+was+established+to+carry+on+programs+of+the+Social+Security+Board+and+those+of+the+Children%27s+Bureau.+The+Children%27s+Bureau+(then+in+the+Department+of+Labor)+was+transferred+(except+for+its+child+labor+functions)+to+the+FSA+by+the+same+plan.+The+Office+of+the+Commissioner+for+Social+Security+established%2c+and+Arthur+J.+Altmeyer+named+to+the+position.+George+E.+Bigge%2c+a+member+of+the+board%2c+appointed+the+director+of+Federal-State+Relations+in+the+FSA.+William+L.+Mitchell+became+the+deputy+commissioner+of+Social+Security.+Ellen+S.+Woodward%2c+the+third+member+of+the+board%2c+appointed+to+head+Inter-Agency+Relations+in+the+FSA." target="_blank""; "eventid_57e95b4a-bcba-42ba-9f50-25e89e65c8dc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 22-23, 1946

Representatives sign World Health Organization (WHO) constitution New York, New York

The constitution of the World Health Organization signed by representatives of 61 nations.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=New York,New York,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Representatives+sign+World+Health+Organization+(WHO)+constitution&dates=19460722T050000Z/19460723T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=New York, New York&details=The+constitution+of+the+World+Health+Organization+signed+by+representatives+of+61+nations." target="_blank""; "eventid_e2635869-76a4-4906-8731-1234551265d9"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 22-23, 1946

Representatives sign World Health Organization (WHO) constitution New York, New York

The constitution of the World Health Organization signed by representatives of 61 nations.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=New York,New York,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Representatives+sign+World+Health+Organization+(WHO)+constitution&dates=19460722T050000Z/19460723T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=New York, New York&details=The+constitution+of+the+World+Health+Organization+signed+by+representatives+of+61+nations." target="_blank""; "eventid_e4fa7f51-cbce-4cce-b2c3-92c4001d2287"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 10-11, 1946

Social Security Act amended Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to provide: monthly benefits under old-age and survivors insurance for survivors of certain World War II veterans; coverage to private maritime employees under state unemployment insurance; and temporary unemployment benefits to seamen with wartime federal employment. In addition, permission was given to states, with employee contributions under their unemployment insurance laws, to use such funds for temporary disability insurance benefits; there was to be greater federal sharing in public assistance payments for a specified period; and larger grants were to be provided for maternal and child health and child welfare, as well as the extension of these programs to the Virgin Islands. In addition, the payroll tax rate was frozen at 1 percent for employers and employees for 1947.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+Act+amended&dates=19460810T050000Z/19460811T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+provide%3a+monthly+benefits+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+for+survivors+of+certain+World+War+II+veterans%3b+coverage+to+private+maritime+employees+under+state+unemployment+insurance%3b+and+temporary+unemployment+benefits+to+seamen+with+wartime+federal+employment.+In+addition%2c+permission+was+given+to+states%2c+with+employee+contributions+under+their+unemployment+insurance+laws%2c+to+use+such+funds+for+temporary+disability+insurance+benefits%3b+there+was+to+be+greater+federal+sharing+in+public+assistance+payments+for+a+specified+period%3b+and+larger+grants+were+to+be+provided+for+maternal+and+child+health+and+child+welfare%2c+as+well+as+the+extension+of+these+programs+to+the+Virgin+Islands.+In+addition%2c+the+payroll+tax+rate+was+frozen+at+1+percent+for+employers+and+employees+for+1947." target="_blank""; "eventid_db9f5f0f-4f65-48e9-b2e7-90e4f641032b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 10-11, 1946

Social Security Act amended Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to provide: monthly benefits under old-age and survivors insurance for survivors of certain World War II veterans; coverage to private maritime employees under state unemployment insurance; and temporary unemployment benefits to seamen with wartime federal employment. In addition, permission was given to states, with employee contributions under their unemployment insurance laws, to use such funds for temporary disability insurance benefits; there was to be greater federal sharing in public assistance payments for a specified period; and larger grants were to be provided for maternal and child health and child welfare, as well as the extension of these programs to the Virgin Islands. In addition, the payroll tax rate was frozen at 1 percent for employers and employees for 1947.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+Act+amended&dates=19460810T050000Z/19460811T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+provide%3a+monthly+benefits+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+for+survivors+of+certain+World+War+II+veterans%3b+coverage+to+private+maritime+employees+under+state+unemployment+insurance%3b+and+temporary+unemployment+benefits+to+seamen+with+wartime+federal+employment.+In+addition%2c+permission+was+given+to+states%2c+with+employee+contributions+under+their+unemployment+insurance+laws%2c+to+use+such+funds+for+temporary+disability+insurance+benefits%3b+there+was+to+be+greater+federal+sharing+in+public+assistance+payments+for+a+specified+period%3b+and+larger+grants+were+to+be+provided+for+maternal+and+child+health+and+child+welfare%2c+as+well+as+the+extension+of+these+programs+to+the+Virgin+Islands.+In+addition%2c+the+payroll+tax+rate+was+frozen+at+1+percent+for+employers+and+employees+for+1947." target="_blank""; "eventid_e405b418-66dd-4096-8b5f-1af03934e91d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 13-14, 1946

Hill-Burton program Washington, D.C.

The Hospital Survey and Construction Act signed. It authorized the Public Health Service to make grants to the states for surveying their needs for hospitals and public health centers, for planning construction of additional facilities and for assistance in financing such construction. The program was known as Hill-Burton, after its two principal supporters.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Hill-Burton+program&dates=19460813T050000Z/19460814T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Hospital+Survey+and+Construction+Act+signed.+It+authorized+the+Public+Health+Service+to+make+grants+to+the+states+for+surveying+their+needs+for+hospitals+and+public+health+centers%2c+for+planning+construction+of+additional+facilities+and+for+assistance+in+financing+such+construction.+The+program+was+known+as+Hill-Burton%2c+after+its+two+principal+supporters." target="_blank""; "eventid_0adc0a55-703f-4485-8a6c-036beea6c844"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 13-14, 1946

Hill-Burton program Washington, D.C.

The Hospital Survey and Construction Act signed. It authorized the Public Health Service to make grants to the states for surveying their needs for hospitals and public health centers, for planning construction of additional facilities and for assistance in financing such construction. The program was known as Hill-Burton, after its two principal supporters.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Hill-Burton+program&dates=19460813T050000Z/19460814T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Hospital+Survey+and+Construction+Act+signed.+It+authorized+the+Public+Health+Service+to+make+grants+to+the+states+for+surveying+their+needs+for+hospitals+and+public+health+centers%2c+for+planning+construction+of+additional+facilities+and+for+assistance+in+financing+such+construction.+The+program+was+known+as+Hill-Burton%2c+after+its+two+principal+supporters." target="_blank""; "eventid_8d964fb6-0af1-4b56-932a-e6d73aa9bb65"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 19-20, 1947

President Harry Truman requests national insurance Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman, in a special health message to Congress, again requested a compulsory national health program. Senate Bill 1320 introduced by Sen. Wagner, D-NY, and Sen. Murray, D-MT. Sen. Taft's, R-OH, bill also reintroduced.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+requests+national+insurance&dates=19470519T050000Z/19470520T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman%2c+in+a+special+health+message+to+Congress%2c+again+requested+a+compulsory+national+health+program.+Senate+Bill+1320+introduced+by+Sen.+Wagner%2c+D-NY%2c+and+Sen.+Murray%2c+D-MT.+Sen.+Taft%27s%2c+R-OH%2c+bill+also+reintroduced." target="_blank""; "eventid_ed33dfd1-4475-4920-8b1b-62b8658f0001"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 19-20, 1947

President Harry Truman requests national insurance Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman, in a special health message to Congress, again requested a compulsory national health program. Senate Bill 1320 introduced by Sen. Wagner, D-NY, and Sen. Murray, D-MT. Sen. Taft's, R-OH, bill also reintroduced.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+requests+national+insurance&dates=19470519T050000Z/19470520T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman%2c+in+a+special+health+message+to+Congress%2c+again+requested+a+compulsory+national+health+program.+Senate+Bill+1320+introduced+by+Sen.+Wagner%2c+D-NY%2c+and+Sen.+Murray%2c+D-MT.+Sen.+Taft%27s%2c+R-OH%2c+bill+also+reintroduced." target="_blank""; "eventid_f8d171f3-f2bd-4290-be14-67a3bc1bcdf4"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 06-07, 1947

Social Security rates amended Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to hold old-age and survivors insurance contribution rates for employers and employees at 1 percent for 1948 and 1949 and to schedule increases to 1.5 percent each for 1950 and 1951, and 2 percent each in 1952 and thereafter.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+rates+amended&dates=19470806T050000Z/19470807T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+hold+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+contribution+rates+for+employers+and+employees+at+1+percent+for+1948+and+1949+and+to+schedule+increases+to+1.5+percent+each+for+1950+and+1951%2c+and+2+percent+each+in+1952+and+thereafter." target="_blank""; "eventid_7718411d-341a-492a-864e-be18a10f9e3e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 06-07, 1947

Social Security rates amended Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to hold old-age and survivors insurance contribution rates for employers and employees at 1 percent for 1948 and 1949 and to schedule increases to 1.5 percent each for 1950 and 1951, and 2 percent each in 1952 and thereafter.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+rates+amended&dates=19470806T050000Z/19470807T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+hold+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+contribution+rates+for+employers+and+employees+at+1+percent+for+1948+and+1949+and+to+schedule+increases+to+1.5+percent+each+for+1950+and+1951%2c+and+2+percent+each+in+1952+and+thereafter." target="_blank""; "eventid_00fa52e6-05f9-4b5d-a767-cf339de454a7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 07-08, 1947

Vendor-excluding bill vetoed Washington, D.C.

The president vetoed a bill that would have excluded from coverage services performed by newspapers and magazine vendors under the insurance programs of the Social Security Act.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Vendor-excluding+bill+vetoed&dates=19470807T050000Z/19470808T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+president+vetoed+a+bill+that+would+have+excluded+from+coverage+services+performed+by+newspapers+and+magazine+vendors+under+the+insurance+programs+of+the+Social+Security+Act." target="_blank""; "eventid_eb5fa1cc-311f-4e16-91a0-f6576d7da8bb"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 07-08, 1947

Vendor-excluding bill vetoed Washington, D.C.

The president vetoed a bill that would have excluded from coverage services performed by newspapers and magazine vendors under the insurance programs of the Social Security Act.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Vendor-excluding+bill+vetoed&dates=19470807T050000Z/19470808T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+president+vetoed+a+bill+that+would+have+excluded+from+coverage+services+performed+by+newspapers+and+magazine+vendors+under+the+insurance+programs+of+the+Social+Security+Act." target="_blank""; "eventid_d9591326-1add-443c-9ad1-4fc23bcdb33b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1948

Collective bargaining ruling Washington, D.C.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that pension, health and welfare plans were within the scope of collective bargaining. These rulings sustained by action of higher courts in 1949.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Collective+bargaining+ruling&dates=19480101T060000Z/19480102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+National+Labor+Relations+Board+ruled+that+pension%2c+health+and+welfare+plans+were+within+the+scope+of+collective+bargaining.+These+rulings+sustained+by+action+of+higher+courts+in+1949." target="_blank""; "eventid_b62644fd-3d50-4cbc-80f3-1f54ad6a5bd9"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1948

Unions join forces to create committees Washington, D.C.

UAW-CIO (International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America-Congress of Industrial Organizations) appointed a Social Security Advisory Committee and a Medical Care Advisory Committee.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Unions+join+forces+to+create+committees&dates=19480101T060000Z/19480102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=UAW-CIO+(International+Union%2c+United+Automobile%2c+Aerospace+and+Agricultural+Implement+Workers+of+America-Congress+of+Industrial+Organizations)+appointed+a+Social+Security+Advisory+Committee+and+a+Medical+Care+Advisory+Committee." target="_blank""; "eventid_6e6b5907-2191-4f07-a566-babc80cda77d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1948

Unions join forces to create committees Washington, D.C.

UAW-CIO (International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America-Congress of Industrial Organizations) appointed a Social Security Advisory Committee and a Medical Care Advisory Committee.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Unions+join+forces+to+create+committees&dates=19480101T060000Z/19480102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=UAW-CIO+(International+Union%2c+United+Automobile%2c+Aerospace+and+Agricultural+Implement+Workers+of+America-Congress+of+Industrial+Organizations)+appointed+a+Social+Security+Advisory+Committee+and+a+Medical+Care+Advisory+Committee." target="_blank""; "eventid_7a7ab95a-484f-4baf-b7bb-f60bbc74d890"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1948

Collective bargaining ruling Washington, D.C.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that pension, health and welfare plans were within the scope of collective bargaining. These rulings sustained by action of higher courts in 1949.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Collective+bargaining+ruling&dates=19480101T060000Z/19480102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+National+Labor+Relations+Board+ruled+that+pension%2c+health+and+welfare+plans+were+within+the+scope+of+collective+bargaining.+These+rulings+sustained+by+action+of+higher+courts+in+1949." target="_blank""; "eventid_14d2ade5-fcc7-4ff3-b67d-e919a6298afe"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 05-06, 1948

President Harry Truman vetoes vendor bill Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman vetoed H.R. 5052, a bill to exclude vendors of newspapers and magazines from Social Security coverage.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+vetoes+vendor+bill&dates=19480405T050000Z/19480406T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman+vetoed+H.R.+5052%2c+a+bill+to+exclude+vendors+of+newspapers+and+magazines+from+Social+Security+coverage." target="_blank""; "eventid_12a0c23f-51f8-47ba-89c6-108bbcb9134a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 05-06, 1948

President Harry Truman vetoes vendor bill Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman vetoed H.R. 5052, a bill to exclude vendors of newspapers and magazines from Social Security coverage.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+vetoes+vendor+bill&dates=19480405T050000Z/19480406T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman+vetoed+H.R.+5052%2c+a+bill+to+exclude+vendors+of+newspapers+and+magazines+from+Social+Security+coverage." target="_blank""; "eventid_bf5213e9-0300-4511-813d-549063397801"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 08-09, 1948

Advisory council insurance report Washington, D.C.

The 1947 Advisory Council on Social Security presented its first report, with recommendations on old-age and survivors insurance, to the Senate Finance Committee.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Advisory+council+insurance+report&dates=19480408T050000Z/19480409T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+1947+Advisory+Council+on+Social+Security+presented+its+first+report%2c+with+recommendations+on+old-age+and+survivors+insurance%2c+to+the+Senate+Finance+Committee." target="_blank""; "eventid_a51bea4b-d973-431c-a87c-19309929d153"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 08-09, 1948

Advisory council insurance report Washington, D.C.

The 1947 Advisory Council on Social Security presented its first report, with recommendations on old-age and survivors insurance, to the Senate Finance Committee.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Advisory+council+insurance+report&dates=19480408T050000Z/19480409T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+1947+Advisory+Council+on+Social+Security+presented+its+first+report%2c+with+recommendations+on+old-age+and+survivors+insurance%2c+to+the+Senate+Finance+Committee." target="_blank""; "eventid_79be70a6-4743-4cd5-b3bd-b1e1e2a7ae85"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 20-21, 1948

Vendor bill veto overridden Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to exclude certain newspaper and magazine vendors from coverage under old-age and survivors insurance and under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. Congress passed this law over the president's veto.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Vendor+bill+veto+overridden&dates=19480420T050000Z/19480421T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+exclude+certain+newspaper+and+magazine+vendors+from+coverage+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+and+under+the+Federal+Unemployment+Tax+Act.+Congress+passed+this+law+over+the+president%27s+veto." target="_blank""; "eventid_01760a1b-f83c-489e-92e1-beb32626704b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 20-21, 1948

Vendor bill veto overridden Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to exclude certain newspaper and magazine vendors from coverage under old-age and survivors insurance and under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act. Congress passed this law over the president's veto.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Vendor+bill+veto+overridden&dates=19480420T050000Z/19480421T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+exclude+certain+newspaper+and+magazine+vendors+from+coverage+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+and+under+the+Federal+Unemployment+Tax+Act.+Congress+passed+this+law+over+the+president%27s+veto." target="_blank""; "eventid_d6fbb452-07b4-4349-8bc2-97aa5364e260"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 05-06, 1949

President Harry Truman pushes insurance again Washington, D.C.

In his State of the Union message, President Harry Truman again called for compulsory national health insurance for people of all ages, financed by a federal payroll tax.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+pushes+insurance+again&dates=19490105T060000Z/19490106T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+President+Harry+Truman+again+called+for+compulsory+national+health+insurance+for+people+of+all+ages%2c+financed+by+a+federal+payroll+tax." target="_blank""; "eventid_eac29dbd-87ad-4b6f-a727-396f2b799051"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 05-06, 1949

President Harry Truman pushes insurance again Washington, D.C.

In his State of the Union message, President Harry Truman again called for compulsory national health insurance for people of all ages, financed by a federal payroll tax.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+pushes+insurance+again&dates=19490105T060000Z/19490106T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+President+Harry+Truman+again+called+for+compulsory+national+health+insurance+for+people+of+all+ages%2c+financed+by+a+federal+payroll+tax." target="_blank""; "eventid_ae60b8ca-245c-4ac5-97c3-f71c96e4fd48"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 22-23, 1949

President Harry Truman's special insurance message Washington, D.C.

In another special message, President Harry Truman called for national health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman%27s+special+insurance+message&dates=19490422T050000Z/19490423T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+another+special+message%2c+President+Harry+Truman+called+for+national+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_07f24e1b-626a-4aeb-86ab-30f04d469e15"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 22-23, 1949

President Harry Truman's special insurance message Washington, D.C.

In another special message, President Harry Truman called for national health insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman%27s+special+insurance+message&dates=19490422T050000Z/19490423T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+another+special+message%2c+President+Harry+Truman+called+for+national+health+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_4fb18fc9-a6d2-4fa4-8bed-ba35f12e4dc2"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 31-Jun 01, 1949

Flanders-Ives bill introduced Washington, D.C.

The Flanders-Ives bill providing for health needs by the use of federal subsidies to private insurance companies introduced in Congress.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Flanders-Ives+bill+introduced&dates=19490531T050000Z/19490601T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Flanders-Ives+bill+providing+for+health+needs+by+the+use+of+federal+subsidies+to+private+insurance+companies+introduced+in+Congress." target="_blank""; "eventid_df07f782-87a6-43cb-bc13-b96a7954a982"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 31-Jun 01, 1949

Flanders-Ives bill introduced Washington, D.C.

The Flanders-Ives bill providing for health needs by the use of federal subsidies to private insurance companies introduced in Congress.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1940.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Flanders-Ives+bill+introduced&dates=19490531T050000Z/19490601T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Flanders-Ives+bill+providing+for+health+needs+by+the+use+of+federal+subsidies+to+private+insurance+companies+introduced+in+Congress." target="_blank""; "eventid_c7905838-44a3-419b-8ced-3abcdc2d8081"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1950

Insurance rates increase

The old-age and survivors insurance contribution rates increased to 1.5 percent each for employers and employees.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+rates+increase&dates=19500101T060000Z/19500102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=&details=The+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+contribution+rates+increased+to+1.5+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees." target="_blank""; "eventid_cc6881f8-cc05-404b-9fc8-02186af0cfdc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1950

Insurance rates increase

The old-age and survivors insurance contribution rates increased to 1.5 percent each for employers and employees.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+rates+increase&dates=19500101T060000Z/19500102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=&details=The+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+contribution+rates+increased+to+1.5+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees." target="_blank""; "eventid_ac4cdc61-059b-47b2-9294-85f53131e68e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 09-10, 1950

President Harry Truman continues insurance requests Washington, D.C.

In his budget message, President Harry Truman called upon Congress to complete action on the Social Security bill (H.R. 6000) and repeated, essentially, the same requests he had made in 1948 and 1949.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+continues+insurance+requests&dates=19500109T060000Z/19500110T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+his+budget+message%2c+President+Harry+Truman+called+upon+Congress+to+complete+action+on+the+Social+Security+bill+(H.R.+6000)+and+repeated%2c+essentially%2c+the+same+requests+he+had+made+in+1948+and+1949." target="_blank""; "eventid_2b372d4e-793a-483b-8bc8-be8d6a0217fb"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 09-10, 1950

President Harry Truman continues insurance requests Washington, D.C.

In his budget message, President Harry Truman called upon Congress to complete action on the Social Security bill (H.R. 6000) and repeated, essentially, the same requests he had made in 1948 and 1949.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+continues+insurance+requests&dates=19500109T060000Z/19500110T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+his+budget+message%2c+President+Harry+Truman+called+upon+Congress+to+complete+action+on+the+Social+Security+bill+(H.R.+6000)+and+repeated%2c+essentially%2c+the+same+requests+he+had+made+in+1948+and+1949." target="_blank""; "eventid_c9e53a40-3554-4a57-95f5-e20e773a5905"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 28-29, 1950

1950 Social Security Amendments Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman signed the 1950 Social Security Amendments. This legislation extended coverage under the old-age and survivors insurance program to approximately 10 million more people, and it: liberalized the eligibility conditions; improved the retirement test; provided wage credits of $160 per month for military service from September 1940 to July 1947; increased benefits substantially; raised the wage base for tax and benefit computation purposes; provided a new contribution schedule; and eliminated the 1944 provision authorizing appropriations to the trust fund from the General Treasury.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=1950+Social+Security+Amendments&dates=19500828T050000Z/19500829T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman+signed+the+1950+Social+Security+Amendments.+This+legislation+extended+coverage+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program+to+approximately+10+million+more+people%2c+and+it%3a+liberalized+the+eligibility+conditions%3b+improved+the+retirement+test%3b+provided+wage+credits+of+%24160+per+month+for+military+service+from+September+1940+to+July+1947%3b+increased+benefits+substantially%3b+raised+the+wage+base+for+tax+and+benefit+computation+purposes%3b+provided+a+new+contribution+schedule%3b+and+eliminated+the+1944+provision+authorizing+appropriations+to+the+trust+fund+from+the+General+Treasury." target="_blank""; "eventid_609e6049-adde-40f9-a0f0-c4859528d62c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 28-29, 1950

1950 Social Security Amendments Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman signed the 1950 Social Security Amendments. This legislation extended coverage under the old-age and survivors insurance program to approximately 10 million more people, and it: liberalized the eligibility conditions; improved the retirement test; provided wage credits of $160 per month for military service from September 1940 to July 1947; increased benefits substantially; raised the wage base for tax and benefit computation purposes; provided a new contribution schedule; and eliminated the 1944 provision authorizing appropriations to the trust fund from the General Treasury.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=1950+Social+Security+Amendments&dates=19500828T050000Z/19500829T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman+signed+the+1950+Social+Security+Amendments.+This+legislation+extended+coverage+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program+to+approximately+10+million+more+people%2c+and+it%3a+liberalized+the+eligibility+conditions%3b+improved+the+retirement+test%3b+provided+wage+credits+of+%24160+per+month+for+military+service+from+September+1940+to+July+1947%3b+increased+benefits+substantially%3b+raised+the+wage+base+for+tax+and+benefit+computation+purposes%3b+provided+a+new+contribution+schedule%3b+and+eliminated+the+1944+provision+authorizing+appropriations+to+the+trust+fund+from+the+General+Treasury." target="_blank""; "eventid_dba9c4f3-02ea-4cee-8839-58d1b683add3"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1951

New rate, wage base Washington, D.C.

The old-age and survivors insurance contribution rate of 2.25 percent of earnings became effective for all self-employed. The new old-age and survivors insurance payroll tax wage base of $3,600 also went into effect.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+rate%2c+wage+base&dates=19510101T060000Z/19510102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+contribution+rate+of+2.25+percent+of+earnings+became+effective+for+all+self-employed.+The+new+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+payroll+tax+wage+base+of+%243%2c600+also+went+into+effect." target="_blank""; "eventid_3637fea6-792d-4825-8b51-cd09670e0885"; "";www.ssa.gov
Oct 30-31, 1951

Railroad Retirement Act amended Washington, D.C.

The Railroad Retirement Act amended to further extend coordination of the railroad retirement and old-age and survivors insurance programs by providing for the transfer to old-age and survivors insurance of wage records of workers who died or retired with less than 10 years of railroad employment, and also providing for financial interchanges between the systems so that the Old-age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund would be placed in the same position it would have been in if railroad employment had always been covered under old-age and survivors insurance; and to reduce the retirement annuities for people also getting old-age benefits under old-age and survivors insurance, if service before 1937 was used in computing the railroad annuity.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Railroad+Retirement+Act+amended&dates=19511030T060000Z/19511031T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Railroad+Retirement+Act+amended+to+further+extend+coordination+of+the+railroad+retirement+and+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+programs+by+providing+for+the+transfer+to+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+of+wage+records+of+workers+who+died+or+retired+with+less+than+10+years+of+railroad+employment%2c+and+also+providing+for+financial+interchanges+between+the+systems+so+that+the+Old-age+and+Survivors+Insurance+Trust+Fund+would+be+placed+in+the+same+position+it+would+have+been+in+if+railroad+employment+had+always+been+covered+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance%3b+and+to+reduce+the+retirement+annuities+for+people+also+getting+old-age+benefits+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance%2c+if+service+before+1937+was+used+in+computing+the+railroad+annuity." target="_blank""; "eventid_20714a76-7566-40a7-a147-2198297009cc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 29-30, 1951

President Harry Truman creates health commission Washington, D.C.

President Harry Truman created, by executive order, the President's Commission on the Health Needs of the Nation. The commission was to determine the nation's total health requirements, both immediate and long-term, and to recommend courses of action to meet those needs.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Harry+Truman+creates+health+commission&dates=19511229T060000Z/19511230T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Harry+Truman+created%2c+by+executive+order%2c+the+President%27s+Commission+on+the+Health+Needs+of+the+Nation.+The+commission+was+to+determine+the+nation%27s+total+health+requirements%2c+both+immediate+and+long-term%2c+and+to+recommend+courses+of+action+to+meet+those+needs." target="_blank""; "eventid_282cd584-c56b-441c-ac75-edf9f35f4cfa"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 26-27, 1952

Substitute health insurance proposal Washington, D.C.

Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ewing proposed a substitute health insurance measure limited to the payment, through the Social Security system, of hospital costs for retired beneficiaries and their dependents as a step toward a larger goal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Substitute+health+insurance+proposal&dates=19520226T060000Z/19520227T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Federal+Security+Administrator+Oscar+Ewing+proposed+a+substitute+health+insurance+measure+limited+to+the+payment%2c+through+the+Social+Security+system%2c+of+hospital+costs+for+retired+beneficiaries+and+their+dependents+as+a+step+toward+a+larger+goal." target="_blank""; "eventid_a3689ceb-62b9-4675-82f5-be9136de96d2"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 01-02, 1952

Social Security Administration (SSA) recommends beneficiary insurance Washington, D.C.

Social Security Administration's (SSA) annual report (1951) recommended health insurance for beneficiaries.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+Administration+(SSA)+recommends+beneficiary+insurance&dates=19520401T060000Z/19520402T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Social+Security+Administration%27s+(SSA)+annual+report+(1951)+recommended+health+insurance+for+beneficiaries." target="_blank""; "eventid_44a6ae33-0c97-4652-b4b4-188a372d374e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 28-29, 1952

Government employee insurance agreements Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act, amended by Public Law 420, extended for another year the time within which state governments could make agreements that were retroactive to Jan. 1, 1951, for old-age and survivors insurance coverage of state and local government employees.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Government+employee+insurance+agreements&dates=19520628T050000Z/19520629T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act%2c+amended+by+Public+Law+420%2c+extended+for+another+year+the+time+within+which+state+governments+could+make+agreements+that+were+retroactive+to+Jan.+1%2c+1951%2c+for+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+coverage+of+state+and+local+government+employees." target="_blank""; "eventid_439ab887-31b8-4754-9e26-8948472253ff"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 18-19, 1952

1952 Social Security Act Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act of 1952 signed into law by President Harry Truman. It increased benefits under the old-age and survivors insurance program. It also extended the period of wage credits for military service through Dec. 31, 1953; it liberalized the retirement test and raised the retirement from $50 to $75 per month. It changed, for a two-year period, the grant formula for public assistance payments to make additional funds available to the states.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=1952+Social+Security+Act&dates=19520718T050000Z/19520719T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+of+1952+signed+into+law+by+President+Harry+Truman.+It+increased+benefits+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program.+It+also+extended+the+period+of+wage+credits+for+military+service+through+Dec.+31%2c+1953%3b+it+liberalized+the+retirement+test+and+raised+the+retirement+from+%2450+to+%2475+per+month.+It+changed%2c+for+a+two-year+period%2c+the+grant+formula+for+public+assistance+payments+to+make+additional+funds+available+to+the+states." target="_blank""; "eventid_52b13b48-f91e-4071-9b58-b027f6342e18"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 01-02, 1952

Commission supports beneficiary insurance Washington, D.C.

President's Commission on the Health Needs of the Nation endorsed a program containing beneficiaries.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Commission+supports+beneficiary+insurance&dates=19521201T060000Z/19521202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President%27s+Commission+on+the+Health+Needs+of+the+Nation+endorsed+a+program+containing+beneficiaries." target="_blank""; "eventid_702a1905-30a3-4cbd-bda4-37d2d4bef6b0"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 02-03, 1953

Dwight Eisenhower endorses insurance extension Washington, D.C.

President Dwight Eisenhower, in his State of the Union message, recommended that the "old-age and survivors insurance law should promptly be extended to cover millions of citizens who have been left out of the Social Security system."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Dwight+Eisenhower+endorses+insurance+extension&dates=19530202T060000Z/19530203T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Dwight+Eisenhower%2c+in+his+State+of+the+Union+message%2c+recommended+that+the+%22old-age+and+survivors+insurance+law+should+promptly+be+extended+to+cover+millions+of+citizens+who+have+been+left+out+of+the+Social+Security+system.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_1dda4bc9-2747-434f-8cb1-6441196a802f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1953

New insurance agency building Washington, D.C.

Congress appropriated $1,500,000 for plans, specifications and purchase of land for a new Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance building.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+insurance+agency+building&dates=19530601T050000Z/19530602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Congress+appropriated+%241%2c500%2c000+for+plans%2c+specifications+and+purchase+of+land+for+a+new+Bureau+of+Old-Age+and+Survivors+Insurance+building." target="_blank""; "eventid_da96a6dd-7625-43ed-923e-c63731583d8a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 24-25, 1953

Consultants recommend expanding coverage Washington, D.C.

A group of consultants on Social Security, appointed by Secretary Hobby, submitted a report on the extension of coverage of old-age and survivors insurance. They limited their recommendations to the subject of extending the coverage of the insurance system to new groups.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Consultants+recommend+expanding+coverage&dates=19530624T050000Z/19530625T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+group+of+consultants+on+Social+Security%2c+appointed+by+Secretary+Hobby%2c+submitted+a+report+on+the+extension+of+coverage+of+old-age+and+survivors+insurance.+They+limited+their+recommendations+to+the+subject+of+extending+the+coverage+of+the+insurance+system+to+new+groups." target="_blank""; "eventid_0aba4067-3599-4b8a-a602-561c5216aa09"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 01-02, 1953

President Dwight Eisenhower urges insurance extension Washington, D.C.

President Dwight Eisenhower submitted a special message to Congress, recommending that additional groups be covered by old-age and survivors insurance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+urges+insurance+extension&dates=19530801T050000Z/19530802T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+submitted+a+special+message+to+Congress%2c+recommending+that+additional+groups+be+covered+by+old-age+and+survivors+insurance." target="_blank""; "eventid_49407ce5-f8c1-4404-855e-dad78250d0d8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 14-15, 1953

Military service wage credits Washington, D.C.

An amendment was passed providing that old-age and survivors insurance wage credits of $160 per month be provided for active military service performed after 1953 and before July 1, 1955.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Military+service+wage+credits&dates=19530814T050000Z/19530815T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=An+amendment+was+passed+providing+that+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+wage+credits+of+%24160+per+month+be+provided+for+active+military+service+performed+after+1953+and+before+July+1%2c+1955." target="_blank""; "eventid_8059a263-d690-4a22-a9f3-301833cc572f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 15-16, 1953

Wisconsin employees receive insurance Washington, D.C.

The president signed Public Law 279 authorizing Wisconsin to make an agreement with the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to give old-age and survivors insurance coverage to employees of the state and its political subdivisions, even though such employees were covered by a state or local government retirement plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Wisconsin+employees+receive+insurance&dates=19530815T050000Z/19530816T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+president+signed+Public+Law+279+authorizing+Wisconsin+to+make+an+agreement+with+the+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+to+give+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+coverage+to+employees+of+the+state+and+its+political+subdivisions%2c+even+though+such+employees+were+covered+by+a+state+or+local+government+retirement+plan." target="_blank""; "eventid_00acebcc-ffc3-4e67-bcfa-e0c1c6a0706c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1954

Insurance rates increase Washington, D.C.

Old-age and survivors insurance contribution rates increased to 2 percent each for employers and employees and 3 percent for the self-employed.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+rates+increase&dates=19540101T060000Z/19540102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Old-age+and+survivors+insurance+contribution+rates+increased+to+2+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees+and+3+percent+for+the+self-employed." target="_blank""; "eventid_d56ca4f8-ad4c-4676-b2e6-7ba4d024833d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 14-15, 1954

President Dwight Eisenhower recommends insurance changes Washington, D.C.

President Dwight Eisenhower transmitted to Congress a special message recommending important changes in the federal old-age and survivors insurance system and the federal program of grants-in-aid for public assistance.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+recommends+insurance+changes&dates=19540114T060000Z/19540115T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+transmitted+to+Congress+a+special+message+recommending+important+changes+in+the+federal+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+system+and+the+federal+program+of+grants-in-aid+for+public+assistance." target="_blank""; "eventid_3265c50a-ba6d-427a-9544-8d49b08ed058"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 18-19, 1954

President Dwight Eisenhower proposes federal reinsurance Washington, D.C.

President Dwight Eisenhower, with the objective of enabling private insurance companies to broaden their coverage, proposed a plan of federal reinsurance for any private company as protection against heavy losses resulting from health insurance. After the first five years, the program would become self-financing with funds derived from premiums paid by the insurance companies.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+proposes+federal+reinsurance&dates=19540118T060000Z/19540119T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Dwight+Eisenhower%2c+with+the+objective+of+enabling+private+insurance+companies+to+broaden+their+coverage%2c+proposed+a+plan+of+federal+reinsurance+for+any+private+company+as+protection+against+heavy+losses+resulting+from+health+insurance.+After+the+first+five+years%2c+the+program+would+become+self-financing+with+funds+derived+from+premiums+paid+by+the+insurance+companies." target="_blank""; "eventid_18c2e883-3e61-4da0-b9dd-bcc4cc33fe26"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 12-13, 1954

Law expands federal construction aid Washington, D.C.

Public Law 482 signed into law. The bill enacted portions of President Dwight Eisenhower's health program, increasing and expanding federal aid for hospital construction to include hospitals for the chronically ill, nursing homes, diagnostic and treatment facilities, and rehabilitation facilities.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Law+expands+federal+construction+aid&dates=19540712T050000Z/19540713T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Public+Law+482+signed+into+law.+The+bill+enacted+portions+of+President+Dwight+Eisenhower%27s+health+program%2c+increasing+and+expanding+federal+aid+for+hospital+construction+to+include+hospitals+for+the+chronically+ill%2c+nursing+homes%2c+diagnostic+and+treatment+facilities%2c+and+rehabilitation+facilities." target="_blank""; "eventid_4813efb3-d12c-470f-9b4c-19ee4a06f5ad"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 01-02, 1954

Self-employed, others gain insurance Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act amended to extend old-age and survivors insurance coverage: to self-employed farmers, self-employed members of specified professions, and additional farm and domestic employees; on a voluntary group basis to members of state and local government retirement systems; and through election by individual ministers and members of religious orders. It protected the benefit rights of disabled people through a disability freeze provision.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Self-employed%2c+others+gain+insurance&dates=19540901T050000Z/19540902T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Act+amended+to+extend+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+coverage%3a+to+self-employed+farmers%2c+self-employed+members+of+specified+professions%2c+and+additional+farm+and+domestic+employees%3b+on+a+voluntary+group+basis+to+members+of+state+and+local+government+retirement+systems%3b+and+through+election+by+individual+ministers+and+members+of+religious+orders.+It+protected+the+benefit+rights+of+disabled+people+through+a+disability+freeze+provision." target="_blank""; "eventid_69a1394a-9e7e-4ffa-96b2-0d122cea9bfc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1955

$4,200 wage base enacted Washington, D.C.

The wage base of $4,200 went into effect for the old-age and survivors insurance payroll tax.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=%244%2c200+wage+base+enacted&dates=19550101T060000Z/19550102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+wage+base+of+%244%2c200+went+into+effect+for+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+payroll+tax." target="_blank""; "eventid_b873dfd8-efc0-4a18-ab64-1a31aefcdfbe"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 31-Feb 01, 1955

President Dwight Eisenhower recommends reinsurance Washington, D.C.

President Dwight Eisenhower's health recommendations to Congress included a reinsurance plan plus expanded research and training programs.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+recommends+reinsurance&dates=19550131T060000Z/19550201T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Dwight+Eisenhower%27s+health+recommendations+to+Congress+included+a+reinsurance+plan+plus+expanded+research+and+training+programs." target="_blank""; "eventid_8f1c1c39-2e50-48f4-ada9-cce8bad3c72a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 01-02, 1955

Beneficiaries reach 7 million Washington, D.C.

By this date, old-age and survivors insurance beneficiaries numbered 7 million.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Beneficiaries+reach+7+million&dates=19550201T060000Z/19550202T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=By+this+date%2c+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+beneficiaries+numbered+7+million." target="_blank""; "eventid_8a00d1e1-9040-4847-872c-a0d9e2df4092"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 08-09, 1955

Committee considers disability freeze Washington, D.C.

A Medical Advisory Committee was appointed to advise the Social Security Administration on the medical aspects of administering the disability freeze under the provisions of the old-age and survivors insurance program.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Committee+considers+disability+freeze&dates=19550208T060000Z/19550209T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+Medical+Advisory+Committee+was+appointed+to+advise+the+Social+Security+Administration+on+the+medical+aspects+of+administering+the+disability+freeze+under+the+provisions+of+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_1e4b2d02-c55f-40e7-9991-d53b9dbe4896"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1955

Benefit check responsibility transferred Birmingham, Alabama

The responsibility for writing benefit checks was transferred from the Department of the Treasury's disbursing office in Birmingham, Ala., to the Bureau of Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance's Area Office in that city. (Until 1958, the Birmingham area office continued to have this delegation from the U.S. Treasury Department to issue benefit checks for the beneficiaries on its rolls.)
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Birmingham,Alabama,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Benefit+check+responsibility+transferred&dates=19550701T050000Z/19550702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Birmingham, Alabama&details=The+responsibility+for+writing+benefit+checks+was+transferred+from+the+Department+of+the+Treasury%27s+disbursing+office+in+Birmingham%2c+Ala.%2c+to+the+Bureau+of+Old-Age%2c+Survivors+and+Disability+Insurance%27s+Area+Office+in+that+city.+(Until+1958%2c+the+Birmingham+area+office+continued+to+have+this+delegation+from+the+U.S.+Treasury+Department+to+issue+benefit+checks+for+the+beneficiaries+on+its+rolls.)" target="_blank""; "eventid_cb99088d-7cc8-49b8-a90c-e4d47f54e837"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1955

Benefits increase from "freeze" Washington, D.C.

The first old-age and survivors insurance benefits became payable that reflected the increases resulting from the exclusion of disability from benefit computation under the 1954 "freeze" provision. Nevada's plan for aid to dependent children became effective; all 53 jurisdictions were now administering such programs.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Benefits+increase+from+%22freeze%22&dates=19550701T050000Z/19550702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+first+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+benefits+became+payable+that+reflected+the+increases+resulting+from+the+exclusion+of+disability+from+benefit+computation+under+the+1954+%22freeze%22+provision.+Nevada%27s+plan+for+aid+to+dependent+children+became+effective%3b+all+53+jurisdictions+were+now+administering+such+programs." target="_blank""; "eventid_a73a39ab-acbf-4c3b-99b5-73e3a74c0a62"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 07-08, 1956

Military "Medicare" program established Washington, D.C.

Military "Medicare" program enacted, providing government health insurance protection for Armed Forces dependents.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Military+%22Medicare%22+program+established&dates=19560607T050000Z/19560608T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Military+%22Medicare%22+program+enacted%2c+providing+government+health+insurance+protection+for+Armed+Forces+dependents." target="_blank""; "eventid_ba4aa96c-c1ed-4c05-bb4a-79379f8d861a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 29-30, 1956

Insurance-pooling legislation request Washington, D.C.

Marion B. Folsom, Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, requested Congress to enact legislation that would permit small insurance companies and voluntary health insurance groups to pool resources in expanding their hospital and medical expenses coverage. Congress took no action on the proposal.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance-pooling+legislation+request&dates=19560629T050000Z/19560630T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Marion+B.+Folsom%2c+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare%2c+requested+Congress+to+enact+legislation+that+would+permit+small+insurance+companies+and+voluntary+health+insurance+groups+to+pool+resources+in+expanding+their+hospital+and+medical+expenses+coverage.+Congress+took+no+action+on+the+proposal." target="_blank""; "eventid_ecfcd269-90fb-4e5f-ab79-77c8ecbd8291"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 03-04, 1956

National Health Survey Act Washington, D.C.

Congress passed the National Health Survey Act, which authorized the surgeon general of the Public Health Service to conduct a continuing survey of illness and disability in the nation.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Health+Survey+Act&dates=19560703T050000Z/19560704T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Congress+passed+the+National+Health+Survey+Act%2c+which+authorized+the+surgeon+general+of+the+Public+Health+Service+to+conduct+a+continuing+survey+of+illness+and+disability+in+the+nation." target="_blank""; "eventid_48afef27-9fe0-49d5-8022-dcd8207a52d7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 05-06, 1956

Insurance-pooling proposal introduced Washington, D.C.

An insurance-pooling proposal introduced in Congress. This bill, S. 4172, authorized the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to approve voluntary agreements between private insurance organizations for pooling or coordinating their resources and efforts in developing plans and policies regarding adequate health prepayment protection.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance-pooling+proposal+introduced&dates=19560705T050000Z/19560706T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=An+insurance-pooling+proposal+introduced+in+Congress.+This+bill%2c+S.+4172%2c+authorized+the+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+to+approve+voluntary+agreements+between+private+insurance+organizations+for+pooling+or+coordinating+their+resources+and+efforts+in+developing+plans+and+policies+regarding+adequate+health+prepayment+protection." target="_blank""; "eventid_260a8617-8d58-4048-998f-cf6ac3dcca59"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 01-02, 1956

Military coverage extension Washington, D.C.

The Servicemen's and Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act amended the Social Security Act by extending regular contributory coverage under old-age and survivors insurance to members of the uniformed services on active duty after 1956. Military service wage credit provisions extended to the end of 1956.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Military+coverage+extension&dates=19560801T050000Z/19560802T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Servicemen%27s+and+Veterans%27+Survivor+Benefits+Act+amended+the+Social+Security+Act+by+extending+regular+contributory+coverage+under+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+to+members+of+the+uniformed+services+on+active+duty+after+1956.+Military+service+wage+credit+provisions+extended+to+the+end+of+1956." target="_blank""; "eventid_a696b2ac-cb53-4ca6-89f1-c1c96d4dccc2"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 28-29, 1956

Tennessee retirement system coverage Washington, D.C.

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare approved the plan submitted by the Tennessee Valley Authority for extending coverage under the old-age and survivors insurance program to employees covered by its retirement system.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Tennessee+retirement+system+coverage&dates=19561228T060000Z/19561229T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+approved+the+plan+submitted+by+the+Tennessee+Valley+Authority+for+extending+coverage+under+the+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+program+to+employees+covered+by+its+retirement+system." target="_blank""; "eventid_9ad38732-041c-4df3-bd66-b3483b3ba5f0"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 27-28, 1957

Forand bill coverage expansion Washington, D.C.

Original Forand bill, H.R. 9467, to provide health insurance for Social Security beneficiaries introduced just prior to adjournment.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Forand+bill+coverage+expansion&dates=19570827T050000Z/19570828T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Original+Forand+bill%2c+H.R.+9467%2c+to+provide+health+insurance+for+Social+Security+beneficiaries+introduced+just+prior+to+adjournment." target="_blank""; "eventid_50cc046e-5681-4793-862a-46321a86a7d8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 28-29, 1958

Widows, policemen and firemen covered Washington, D.C.

An act was approved amending Title II of the Social Security Act to provide that a widow or former wife (divorced) who lost her mother's insurance benefits by remarriage could again become entitled if her husband died within one year of such remarriage; it also provided that interstate organizations could secure coverage for policemen and firemen in positions under a retirement system of the organization.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Widows%2c+policemen+and+firemen+covered&dates=19580828T050000Z/19580829T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=An+act+was+approved+amending+Title+II+of+the+Social+Security+Act+to+provide+that+a+widow+or+former+wife+(divorced)+who+lost+her+mother%27s+insurance+benefits+by+remarriage+could+again+become+entitled+if+her+husband+died+within+one+year+of+such+remarriage%3b+it+also+provided+that+interstate+organizations+could+secure+coverage+for+policemen+and+firemen+in+positions+under+a+retirement+system+of+the+organization." target="_blank""; "eventid_f92718e8-3682-4e27-831a-99fc9db5cbc8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 02-03, 1958

Law provides aging conference Washington, D.C.

H.R. 9522 signed into law. It provided for a White House Conference on Aging to be held in January 1961.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Law+provides+aging+conference&dates=19580902T050000Z/19580903T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=H.R.+9522+signed+into+law.+It+provided+for+a+White+House+Conference+on+Aging+to+be+held+in+January+1961." target="_blank""; "eventid_c3dc4cd2-74dd-4b12-b012-27af80219bb3"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 02-03, 1958

1958 Technical Amendments Washington, D.C.

The Technical Amendments of 1958 signed. They permitted a taxpayer who was 65 and disabled to deduct up to $15,000 in medical expenses instead of being subject to the normal ceilings.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=1958+Technical+Amendments&dates=19580902T050000Z/19580903T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Technical+Amendments+of+1958+signed.+They+permitted+a+taxpayer+who+was+65+and+disabled+to+deduct+up+to+%2415%2c000+in+medical+expenses+instead+of+being+subject+to+the+normal+ceilings." target="_blank""; "eventid_00269368-60c8-468a-876a-fd7614926a16"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1959

Insurance contribution rates increase Washington, D.C.

An increase in old-age, survivors and disability insurance (OASDI) contribution rates was raised to 2.5 percent each for employers and employees and to 3.75 percent for the self-employed. The OASDI wage base was set at $4,800.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+contribution+rates+increase&dates=19590101T060000Z/19590102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=An+increase+in+old-age%2c+survivors+and+disability+insurance+(OASDI)+contribution+rates+was+raised+to+2.5+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees+and+to+3.75+percent+for+the+self-employed.+The+OASDI+wage+base+was+set+at+%244%2c800." target="_blank""; "eventid_1bdea51b-75f0-4021-a859-405c12ba22e5"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 02-03, 1959

Financing council insurance report Washington, D.C.

The Advisory Council on Social Security Financing, required by the Social Security Amendments of 1956, submitted its report on the status of old-age, survivors and disability insurance trust funds and called for no major change in financing methods.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Financing+council+insurance+report&dates=19590102T060000Z/19590103T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Advisory+Council+on+Social+Security+Financing%2c+required+by+the+Social+Security+Amendments+of+1956%2c+submitted+its+report+on+the+status+of+old-age%2c+survivors+and+disability+insurance+trust+funds+and+called+for+no+major+change+in+financing+methods." target="_blank""; "eventid_04fe76e6-f8cd-48bb-bce3-05fd03b4b133"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 06-07, 1959

Subcommittee on aging established Washington, D.C.

The Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare established a special Subcommittee on Problems of the Aged and Aging (the McNamara Subcommittee) to conduct a comprehensive study of the major problems of the aged.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Subcommittee+on+aging+established&dates=19590206T060000Z/19590207T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Senate+Committee+on+Labor+and+Public+Welfare+established+a+special+Subcommittee+on+Problems+of+the+Aged+and+Aging+(the+McNamara+Subcommittee)+to+conduct+a+comprehensive+study+of+the+major+problems+of+the+aged." target="_blank""; "eventid_42d317a1-1b71-4fd1-828f-dc4c6f3287d8"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 18-19, 1959

Forand proposes expanded benefits Washington, D.C.

H.R. 4700 was introduced by Rep. Forand, D-RI, to provide hospital, surgical and nursing home benefits for old-age and survivors insurance beneficiaries using the Social Security administrative mechanism. The program was to be financed by an increase in the Social Security tax. A number of alternative proposals subsequently introduced in the House and the Senate, but none were enacted.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Forand+proposes+expanded+benefits&dates=19590218T060000Z/19590219T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=H.R.+4700+was+introduced+by+Rep.+Forand%2c+D-RI%2c+to+provide+hospital%2c+surgical+and+nursing+home+benefits+for+old-age+and+survivors+insurance+beneficiaries+using+the+Social+Security+administrative+mechanism.+The+program+was+to+be+financed+by+an+increase+in+the+Social+Security+tax.+A+number+of+alternative+proposals+subsequently+introduced+in+the+House+and+the+Senate%2c+but+none+were+enacted." target="_blank""; "eventid_901ec51a-45ee-40a2-87e3-2be97fe1dd04"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 13-14, 1959

Administrative watchfulness committee established Washington, D.C.

The Committee on Ways and Means established the Subcommittee on Administration of the Social Security Laws, under the chairmanship of Democratic Rep. Burr P. Harrison of Virginia. The committee's purpose was to exercise continuous watchfulness over the administration of existing Social Security laws and to conduct appropriate studies and investigations in this connection.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Administrative+watchfulness+committee+established&dates=19590313T060000Z/19590314T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Committee+on+Ways+and+Means+established+the+Subcommittee+on+Administration+of+the+Social+Security+Laws%2c+under+the+chairmanship+of+Democratic+Rep.+Burr+P.+Harrison+of+Virginia.+The+committee%27s+purpose+was+to+exercise+continuous+watchfulness+over+the+administration+of+existing+Social+Security+laws+and+to+conduct+appropriate+studies+and+investigations+in+this+connection." target="_blank""; "eventid_3976d492-ad91-4503-92d8-5acf31f6474e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 02-03, 1959

Alternative insurance methods study Washington, D.C.

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee the report on the study, requested by the committee, of alternative ways of providing insurance against the cost of hospital and nursing home care for old-age, survivors and disability insurance beneficiaries.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Alternative+insurance+methods+study&dates=19590402T060000Z/19590403T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+submitted+to+the+House+Ways+and+Means+Committee+the+report+on+the+study%2c+requested+by+the+committee%2c+of+alternative+ways+of+providing+insurance+against+the+cost+of+hospital+and+nursing+home+care+for+old-age%2c+survivors+and+disability+insurance+beneficiaries." target="_blank""; "eventid_a9f8c96a-9cc4-413a-ae0e-3a951b9f688b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 22-23, 1959

$87 million deficit predicted Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Administration's trustees reported to Congress that the Old-age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund would run an $87 million deficit for fiscal 1960. The trustees said, however, that the 1960 deficit would be the last in the foreseeable future because of increased income expected from Social Security tax raises voted by Congress in 1958.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Sep 03-04, 1959

Hospitalization insurance report Washington, D.C.

The report by the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, "Hospitalization Insurance for OASDI Beneficiaries", sent to the Committee of Ways and Means, brought together information on the characteristics of the aged, their income and assets, their use of medical services and the extent to which they were covered by voluntary health insurance. (OASDI is old-age, survivors and disability insurance.)
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Hospitalization+insurance+report&dates=19590903T050000Z/19590904T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+report+by+the+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare%2c+%22Hospitalization+Insurance+for+OASDI+Beneficiaries%22%2c+sent+to+the+Committee+of+Ways+and+Means%2c+brought+together+information+on+the+characteristics+of+the+aged%2c+their+income+and+assets%2c+their+use+of+medical+services+and+the+extent+to+which+they+were+covered+by+voluntary+health+insurance.+(OASDI+is+old-age%2c+survivors+and+disability+insurance.)" target="_blank""; "eventid_ba400a54-57c9-408d-9bcf-f2520646a6a9"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 28-29, 1959

Federal Employees Health Benefits Act Washington, D.C.

President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act, establishing a prepaid, voluntary health insurance plan for more than two million federal civilian workers and their dependents, with costs to be shared by the federal government and the employees.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Federal+Employees+Health+Benefits+Act&dates=19590928T050000Z/19590929T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Dwight+Eisenhower+signed+the+Federal+Employees+Health+Benefits+Act%2c+establishing+a+prepaid%2c+voluntary+health+insurance+plan+for+more+than+two+million+federal+civilian+workers+and+their+dependents%2c+with+costs+to+be+shared+by+the+federal+government+and+the+employees." target="_blank""; "eventid_068d045b-465e-4f30-8cd1-3861686020ca"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 12-13, 1959

Administration lacks alternative plan Washington, D.C.

Arthur S. Flemming, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, said the administration had been unable thus far to devise an alternative health care plan. In view of this, he said, "We are reviewing our position on the basic principles embodied in such legislation as the Forand bill."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Administration+lacks+alternative+plan&dates=19591112T060000Z/19591113T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Arthur+S.+Flemming%2c+Secretary+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare%2c+said+the+administration+had+been+unable+thus+far+to+devise+an+alternative+health+care+plan.+In+view+of+this%2c+he+said%2c+%22We+are+reviewing+our+position+on+the+basic+principles+embodied+in+such+legislation+as+the+Forand+bill.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_da199a14-9a54-4939-8997-8ac6cd9e29dd"; "";www.ssa.gov
Dec 31, 1959-Jan 01, 1960

Council addresses assistance expenditures Washington, D.C.

The 13-member Advisory Council on Public Assistance, headed by Commissioner of Social Security William L. Mitchell, recommended that the federal share of public assistance expenditures remain at the current 50-60 percent overall level provided in the Social Security amendments of 1958.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1950.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Council+addresses+assistance+expenditures&dates=19591231T060000Z/19600101T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+13-member+Advisory+Council+on+Public+Assistance%2c+headed+by+Commissioner+of+Social+Security+William+L.+Mitchell%2c+recommended+that+the+federal+share+of+public+assistance+expenditures+remain+at+the+current+50-60+percent+overall+level+provided+in+the+Social+Security+amendments+of+1958." target="_blank""; "eventid_b9982afa-9bda-4ac1-922b-ca0eb7e3599e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1960

Insurance contribution rates increase Washington, D.C.

An increase in old-age, survivors and disability insurance contribution rates became effective as 3 percent each for employers and employees and 4.5 percent for the self-employed.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Insurance+contribution+rates+increase&dates=19600101T060000Z/19600102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=An+increase+in+old-age%2c+survivors+and+disability+insurance+contribution+rates+became+effective+as+3+percent+each+for+employers+and+employees+and+4.5+percent+for+the+self-employed." target="_blank""; "eventid_3421be3d-6c79-40b2-9a09-bc90ac0561f7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 23-24, 1960

Aging problems report released Washington, D.C.

The Senate Labor and Public Welfare Subcommittee on the Problems of the Aged and Aging issued a report based on hearings and study during 1959: "The Aged and Aging in the United States: A National Problem."
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Aging+problems+report+released&dates=19600223T060000Z/19600224T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Senate+Labor+and+Public+Welfare+Subcommittee+on+the+Problems+of+the+Aged+and+Aging+issued+a+report+based+on+hearings+and+study+during+1959%3a+%22The+Aged+and+Aging+in+the+United+States%3a+A+National+Problem.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_408f0fb7-89d2-4acc-b0ab-6d36255abb37"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 23-24, 1960

Secretary Flemming opposes compulsory insurance Washington, D.C.

Arthur S. Flemming, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, in testimony before the Ways and Means Committee, stated: "I want to make it clear that as an Administration, we will oppose any program of compulsory health insurance."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Secretary+Flemming+opposes+compulsory+insurance&dates=19600323T060000Z/19600324T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Arthur+S.+Flemming%2c+Secretary+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare%2c+in+testimony+before+the+Ways+and+Means+Committee%2c+stated%3a+%22I+want+to+make+it+clear+that+as+an+Administration%2c+we+will+oppose+any+program+of+compulsory+health+insurance.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_613d32c7-0724-4974-b532-7ef3a9a3d1f1"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 31-Apr 01, 1960

Forand proposal tabled Washington, D.C.

By a vote of 17-8, the Ways and Means Committee tabled the proposal by U.S. Rep. Aime J. Forand (D-RI) for a program of hospital insurance for the aged, and rejected a compromise plan for hospitalization only.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Forand+proposal+tabled&dates=19600331T060000Z/19600401T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=By+a+vote+of+17-8%2c+the+Ways+and+Means+Committee+tabled+the+proposal+by+U.S.+Rep.+Aime+J.+Forand+(D-RI)+for+a+program+of+hospital+insurance+for+the+aged%2c+and+rejected+a+compromise+plan+for+hospitalization+only." target="_blank""; "eventid_dfe36679-387e-4383-8b8e-22353162d3aa"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 07-08, 1960

Federal insurance grants proposed Washington, D.C.

S. 3350, introduced by Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-NY, and seven other Republican senators, called for federal matching grants to the states for the cost of health insurance for people ages 65 or older. Six identical bills were introduced in the House.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Federal+insurance+grants+proposed&dates=19600407T050000Z/19600408T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=S.+3350%2c+introduced+by+Sen.+Jacob+K.+Javits%2c+R-NY%2c+and+seven+other+Republican+senators%2c+called+for+federal+matching+grants+to+the+states+for+the+cost+of+health+insurance+for+people+ages+65+or+older.+Six+identical+bills+were+introduced+in+the+House." target="_blank""; "eventid_bc7bbb6c-02e0-4fd2-a7f2-f7f0b64d231f"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 04-05, 1960

Federal-state program proposal Washington, D.C.

Arthur S. Flemming, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, presented President Dwight Eisenhower's proposal for a federal-state program of protection against the cost of illness for low-income people ages 65 and older. According to the proposal, participation would have been optional with an income test to determine eligibility. The states, the federal government and enrollees would have shared in financing a broad range of medical benefits.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Federal-state+program+proposal&dates=19600504T050000Z/19600505T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Arthur+S.+Flemming%2c+Secretary+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare%2c+presented+President+Dwight+Eisenhower%27s+proposal+for+a+federal-state+program+of+protection+against+the+cost+of+illness+for+low-income+people+ages+65+and+older.+According+to+the+proposal%2c+participation+would+have+been+optional+with+an+income+test+to+determine+eligibility.+The+states%2c+the+federal+government+and+enrollees+would+have+shared+in+financing+a+broad+range+of+medical+benefits." target="_blank""; "eventid_a508d0a7-0eb5-4784-aae2-5baa1d1ff855"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 06-07, 1960

Retirement test proposal introduced Washington, D.C.

Democratic Sen. McNamara of Michigan introduced S. 3503 for himself and 18 others, which provided for a special retirement test to determine eligibility for health insurance benefits, including hospital and nursing home care, outpatient diagnostic services and the cost of expensive drugs. Benefits for people covered by Social Security would be paid from increased payroll taxes; for other aged persons, from general revenues.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Retirement+test+proposal+introduced&dates=19600506T050000Z/19600507T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Democratic+Sen.+McNamara+of+Michigan+introduced+S.+3503+for+himself+and+18+others%2c+which+provided+for+a+special+retirement+test+to+determine+eligibility+for+health+insurance+benefits%2c+including+hospital+and+nursing+home+care%2c+outpatient+diagnostic+services+and+the+cost+of+expensive+drugs.+Benefits+for+people+covered+by+Social+Security+would+be+paid+from+increased+payroll+taxes%3b+for+other+aged+persons%2c+from+general+revenues." target="_blank""; "eventid_44286c85-535b-45d1-b8d8-ca012d34ae4a"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 14-15, 1960

Limitation exception measure signed Washington, D.C.

A measure was signed by President Dwight Eisenhower permitting an individual who was paying the medical expense of dependent parents 65 and older to disregard the usual limitation that only amounts in excess of 3 percent of adjusted gross income could be deducted.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Limitation+exception+measure+signed&dates=19600514T050000Z/19600515T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+measure+was+signed+by+President+Dwight+Eisenhower+permitting+an+individual+who+was+paying+the+medical+expense+of+dependent+parents+65+and+older+to+disregard+the+usual+limitation+that+only+amounts+in+excess+of+3+percent+of+adjusted+gross+income+could+be+deducted." target="_blank""; "eventid_73092566-8574-4d53-b805-badfce2499a1"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 03-04, 1960

Forand bill defeated again Washington, D.C.

Ways and Means Committee's second vote on bill by U.S. Rep Aime J. Forand (D-RI); defeated again 17-8. Vote on stripped-down bill providing only hospital benefits also defeated, 16-9.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Forand+bill+defeated+again&dates=19600603T050000Z/19600604T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Ways+and+Means+Committee%27s+second+vote+on+bill+by+U.S.+Rep+Aime+J.+Forand+(D-RI)%3b+defeated+again+17-8.+Vote+on+stripped-down+bill+providing+only+hospital+benefits+also+defeated%2c+16-9." target="_blank""; "eventid_c0113f7a-dadc-4ad1-8881-760f1f24dc65"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 29-30, 1960

Conference requests insurance program Glacier National Park, Montana

The 1960 Annual Conference of Governors called for congressional enactment of a medical insurance program for the elderly under Social Security.
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Jun 30-Jul 01, 1960

First Medicare legislative language Washington, D.C.

Sen. Leverett Saltonstall, R-MA, introduced S. 3784, which put the administration's Medicare program into legislative language for the first time in either chamber.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+Medicare+legislative+language&dates=19600630T050000Z/19600701T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sen.+Leverett+Saltonstall%2c+R-MA%2c+introduced+S.+3784%2c+which+put+the+administration%27s+Medicare+program+into+legislative+language+for+the+first+time+in+either+chamber." target="_blank""; "eventid_c274db8f-8d88-4859-a2ce-9832e6d24318"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 12-13, 1960

Democrats support senior insurance Los Angeles, California

The Democratic National Convention adopted a platform plank on health care for the aged, stating that a Democratic administration would provide an effective system for paid-up medical insurance upon retirement, financed during working years through the Social Security mechanism, and available to all retired people without a means test.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Los Angeles,California,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Democrats+support+senior+insurance&dates=19600712T050000Z/19600713T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Los Angeles, California&details=The+Democratic+National+Convention+adopted+a+platform+plank+on+health+care+for+the+aged%2c+stating+that+a+Democratic+administration+would+provide+an+effective+system+for+paid-up+medical+insurance+upon+retirement%2c+financed+during+working+years+through+the+Social+Security+mechanism%2c+and+available+to+all+retired+people+without+a+means+test." target="_blank""; "eventid_b3b2062b-aba4-411e-a352-e9c9fbf254df"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 13-14, 1960

Social Security amendments bill Washington, D.C.

The Ways and Means Committee reported to the House, H.R. 12580, the Social Security Amendments of 1960. The bill established a new Title XVI of the Social Security Act, providing federal grants to the states to help pay the costs of medical services for aged people not on public assistance but unable to meet their medical expenses. Ultimately, H.R. 12580 was considered in the House under a closed rule (preventing any amendments from the floor) and was passed, 381-23 on July 23.
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Jul 27-28, 1960

Republicans endorse senior insurance Chicago, Illinois

The Republican National Convention endorsed a platform plank that supported federal-state grant programs to improve health services for the aged.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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Aug 15-16, 1960

American Medical Association (AMA) supports care plan Chicago, Illinois

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced its support of the Senate Finance Committee Medical care plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Aug 19-20, 1960

Senate revises amendments bill Washington, D.C.

The Senate Finance Committee reported on H.R. 12580, with a number of changes in the medical care provisions.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Aug 23-24, 1960

Senate approves modified amendments Washington, D.C.

After rejecting a Kennedy-Anderson amendment embodying the health insurance approach, as well as a Javits amendment embodying the administration plan, the Senate approved a modified version of H.R. 12580, known as the Kerr-Mills bill. Sen. Robert Kerr's opposition to Medicare and his desire to find a constructive alternative led to passage in 1960 of Medical Assistance to the Aged (known as Kerr-Mills).
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Sep 01-02, 1960

1960 amendments enacted Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Amendments of 1960 enacted. The new law provided increased federal grants to states for medical care programs for aged people getting old-age assistance if the increase was spent on vendor medical payments. In addition, a new program of federal grants to states for vendor medical care programs for aged people not on public assistance but unable to pay for needed medical services was provided. Old-age and survivors' insurance amended to provide disability insurance benefits to disabled workers of all ages and to their dependents; the retirement test was liberalized, as were eligibility requirements.
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Nov 08-09, 1960

Health task force appointed Washington, D.C.

President-elect John F. Kennedy appointed a "Task Force on Health and Social Security for the American People", with Wilbur J. Cohen as chairman. The task force was directed to review from among the most pressing and significant health and welfare proposals those which should have priority in the initial phase of the new administration.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+task+force+appointed&dates=19601108T060000Z/19601109T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President-elect+John+F.+Kennedy+appointed+a+%22Task+Force+on+Health+and+Social+Security+for+the+American+People%22%2c+with+Wilbur+J.+Cohen+as+chairman.+The+task+force+was+directed+to+review+from+among+the+most+pressing+and+significant+health+and+welfare+proposals+those+which+should+have+priority+in+the+initial+phase+of+the+new+administration." target="_blank""; "eventid_336d1b4f-8cdd-45fc-9886-bd42cf111ecc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1961

White House Conference on Aging Washington, D.C.

The White House Conference on Aging, sponsored by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, convened in Washington, D.C.
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Jan 10-11, 1961

Health task force makes recommendations Washington, D.C.

The Task Force on Health and Social Security for the American People reported to President John F. Kennedy. The report made a number of recommendations regarding health care, including a program of hospital insurance for the aged through the Social Security system.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+task+force+makes+recommendations&dates=19610110T060000Z/19610111T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Task+Force+on+Health+and+Social+Security+for+the+American+People+reported+to++President+John+F.+Kennedy.+The+report+made+a+number+of+recommendations+regarding+health+care%2c+including+a+program+of+hospital+insurance+for+the+aged+through+the+Social+Security+system." target="_blank""; "eventid_fcd72276-1857-45f9-865e-86d082758ac6"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 04-05, 1961

Political Action Committee created Chicago, Illinois

The American Medical Association established its Political Action Committee (AHPAC). Its purposes included providing information to physicians and others regarding government activities affecting the medical profession. It especially involved a drive to prevent the passage of a health insurance program being advocated.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Chicago,Illinois,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Political+Action+Committee+created&dates=19610204T060000Z/19610205T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Chicago, Illinois&details=The+American+Medical+Association+established+its+Political+Action+Committee+(AHPAC).+Its+purposes+included+providing+information+to+physicians+and+others+regarding+government+activities+affecting+the+medical+profession.+It+especially+involved+a+drive+to+prevent+the+passage+of+a+health+insurance+program+being+advocated." target="_blank""; "eventid_5e267153-1aee-4707-9228-29cb6b6c9fe2"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 09-10, 1961

President Kennedy delivers Health Message Washington, D.C.

President John F. Kennedy's Health Message was the first ever of its kind to be devoted exclusively to the need for a health care program.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Kennedy+delivers+Health+Message&dates=19610209T060000Z/19610210T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+John+F.+Kennedy%27s+Health+Message+was+the+first+ever+of+its+kind+to+be+devoted+exclusively+to+the+need+for+a+health+care+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_8540bc95-bede-44f5-968e-20d08b320823"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 13-14, 1961

Health Insurance Benefits Act Washington, D.C.

H.R. 4222, the Health Insurance Benefits Act of 1961, which proposed a program along the lines set forth by President John F. Kennedy, was introduced by Rep. King, D-Calif. A companion bill, S. 909, was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Anderson, D-N.M. The House bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Sen. Anderson had served as President Truman's Secretary of Agriculture and entered the Senate in the same year as Robert Kerr and Lyndon Johnson. He was the principal Senate sponsor of the Kennedy administration's Medicare bill.
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+Insurance+Benefits+Act&dates=19610213T060000Z/19610214T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=H.R.+4222%2c+the+Health+Insurance+Benefits+Act+of+1961%2c+which+proposed+a+program+along+the+lines+set+forth+by+President+John+F.+Kennedy%2c+was+introduced+by+Rep.+King%2c+D-Calif.+A+companion+bill%2c+S.+909%2c+was+introduced+in+the+Senate+by+Sen.+Anderson%2c+D-N.M.+The+House+bill+was+referred+to+the+Committee+on+Ways+and+Means.+Sen.+Anderson+had+served+as+President+Truman%27s+Secretary+of+Agriculture+and+entered+the+Senate+in+the+same+year+as+Robert+Kerr+and+Lyndon+Johnson.+He+was+the+principal+Senate+sponsor+of+the+Kennedy+administration%27s+Medicare+bill." target="_blank""; "eventid_ccd7ecda-b9a5-44f7-9407-ba9f0d61a381"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 20-21, 1961

President Kennedy submits insurance proposals Washington, D.C.

President Kennedy submitted draft proposals to Congress for improvements in old-age, survivors and disability insurance programs.
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Jul 01-02, 1961

Hearings on Medicare bill Washington, D.C.

Ways and Means Committee conducted hearings on a Medicare bill (King-Anderson) that provides coverage for hospital and nursing home care through Social Security for people over age 65. No further action taken.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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Jan 11-12, 1962

President John F. Kennedy requests senior insurance Washington, D.C.

In his State of the Union message, President John F. Kennedy renewed his 1961 request that the old-age, survivors and disability provisions of the Social Security Act be amended to provide health insurance for the aged.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Feb 27-28, 1962

Health message supports senior care Washington, D.C.

In his health message, President John F. Kennedy renewed his 1961 request that the old-age, survivors and disability provisions of the Social Security Act be amended to provide health insurance protection for the aged.
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May 20-21, 1962

President John F. Kennedy makes Medicare speech New York, New York

President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation on the Medicare issue in a speech televised from Madison Square Garden.
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Jul 17-18, 1962

King-Anderson amendment tabled Washington, D.C.

The Senate tabled the King-Anderson amendment of the Social Security Act, a measure that provides coverage for hospital and nursing home care through Social Security for people over age 65. The 87th Congress took no further action on hospital insurance proposals.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Dec 20-21, 1962

Old-age insurance takes priority Washington, D.C.

Secretary Celebrezze announced a reorganization in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to accord top-level administrative status to the old-age, survivors and disability insurance program by making it the primary mission of the Social Security Administration. At the same time, all the principal welfare programs of the department were brought together in a new Welfare Administration.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Feb 07-08, 1963

Special health improvement message Washington, D.C.

President John F. Kennedy sent a special message to the Congress on "Improving the Nation's Health."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Feb 21-22, 1963

President John F. Kennedy submits insurance proposals Washington, D.C.

President John F. Kennedy's proposals for health care for the aged submitted to Congress in a special message, "On Aiding Our Senior Citizens." The administration's hospital care bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. King, D-CA, and in the Senate by Sen. Anderson, D-N.M. (H.R. 3920 and S. 880, respectively).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jun 09-10, 1963

Insurance advisory council appointed Washington, D.C.

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare announced the appointment of a 13-member Advisory Council — the second in a series of councils called for by the 1956 Amendments to the Social Security Act. The council directed to begin a comprehensive review of the nation's old-age, survivors and disability insurance systems.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Feb 10-11, 1964

President Lyndon Johnson endorses Medicare Washington, D.C.

President Lyndon Johnson sent a special message to Congress advocating Medicare: "Health of the Nation." After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, President Johnson made passage of Medicare his top legislative priority. Bureau of the Budget director Kermit Gordon echoed the thoughts of many when he called Medicare the "jewel in the crown of the federal government."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/cornignappa.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Lyndon+Johnson+endorses+Medicare&dates=19640210T060000Z/19640211T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Lyndon+Johnson+sent+a+special+message+to+Congress+advocating+Medicare%3a+%22Health+of+the+Nation.%22+After+the+assassination+of+President+John+F.+Kennedy%2c+President+Johnson+made+passage+of+Medicare+his+top+legislative+priority.+Bureau+of+the+Budget+director+Kermit+Gordon+echoed+the+thoughts+of+many+when+he+called+Medicare+the+%22jewel+in+the+crown+of+the+federal+government.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_70a331b1-1b4d-470a-930b-02d59b325d7a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 21-22, 1964

Senior insurance report released Washington, D.C.

The Senate Special Aging, Health of the Elderly Subcommittee released its report, "Blue Cross and Private Health Insurance Coverage of Older Americans." It stated that private health insurance was unable to provide the majority of older Americans with "adequate hospital protection at reasonable premium cost."
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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Senior+insurance+report+released&dates=19640721T050000Z/19640722T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Senate+Special+Aging%2c+Health+of+the+Elderly+Subcommittee+released+its+report%2c+%22Blue+Cross+and+Private+Health+Insurance+Coverage+of+Older+Americans.%22+It+stated+that+private+health+insurance+was+unable+to+provide+the+majority+of+older+Americans+with+%22adequate+hospital+protection+at+reasonable+premium+cost.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_7fd27cfe-421d-422c-87c3-69e1e6732c90"; "";www.ssa.gov
Oct 13-14, 1964

Public Law 88-650 approved Washington, D.C.

Public Law 88-650 approved. While dealing primarily with the old-age, survivors and disability insurance program, it also included a Senate Finance Committee amendment making it possible for states to exempt additional amounts of income and resources of people receiving aid to the blind, under Title X, for up to three years as part of an approved rehabilitation plan.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jan 01-02, 1965

Hospital insurance protection proposed

"The Report of the Advisory Council on Social Security on the Status of the Social Security Program and Recommendations for Its Improvement" proposed hospital insurance protection for older people.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jan 01-02, 1965

President Lyndon Johnson details insurance program Washington, D.C.

President Lyndon Johnson’s first legislative message to the 89th Congress, "Advancing the Nation’s Health," detailed a program including hospital insurance for the aged under Social Security and health care for needy children.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

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Jan 04-05, 1965

King-Anderson bill reintroduced Washington, D.C.

King-Anderson bill reintroduced (H.R. 1 and S. 1), which provides coverage for hospital and nursing home care through Social Security for people over age 65. No further action taken.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Mar 01-Jul 01, 1965

"Mills Bill" passes Washington, D.C.

The House of Representatives (307-116) and the Senate (70-24) passed the "Mills Bill” (H.R. 6675), a package of health benefits and Social Security improvements.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

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Mar 23-24, 1965

King-Anderson Medicare measure Washington, D.C.

Ways and Means Committee approved a Medicare measure, substituting the "Mills Bill" (H.R. 6675) for the King-Anderson bill.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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May 05-06, 1965

20-millionth beneficiary check Washington, D.C.

President Lyndon Johnson presented a Social Security check to the 20-millionth beneficiary.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jul 14-15, 1965

Older Americans Act signed Washington, D.C.

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Older Americans Act, establishing an Administration on Aging within the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The act also authorized: a five-year program of grants to the states for the aging and the aged; that the administration would assist the secretary in all matters pertaining to the aging; that it would administer grants provided by the act; that it would develop, conduct and arrange for research and the training of personnel in the field of aging; and that it would provide technical assistance and consultation to state and local governments.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jul 26-27, 1965

Social Security Administration reorganized

The reorganization of the Social Security Administration announced to accommodate the administration of the new health insurance program. The reorganization regrouped the functions of two bureaus and nine divisions, plus the Office of Information and the Central Planning Staff, into five staff offices and seven bureaus at the Central Office. Five regional assistant commissioners, reporting directly to the Office of the Commissioner, were established to strengthen the administration of Social Security programs in the field.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jul 30-31, 1965

First Medicare card issued Independence, Missouri

The first Medicare cards issued. At the bill-signing ceremony of H.R. 6675 (Public Law 89-97), "The Social Security Act of 1965," President Lyndon Johnson presented former President Harry Truman with the first Medicare card. Truman's wife Bess received the second.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

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"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Independence,Missouri,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+Medicare+card+issued&dates=19650730T050000Z/19650731T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Independence, Missouri&details=The+first+Medicare+cards+issued.+At+the+bill-signing+ceremony+of+H.R.+6675+(Public+Law+89-97)%2c+%22The+Social+Security+Act+of+1965%2c%22+President+Lyndon+Johnson+presented+former+President+Harry+Truman+with+the+first+Medicare+card.+Truman%27s+wife+Bess+received+the+second." target="_blank""; "eventid_3cd4f2b8-c9cb-44da-ad9e-c92092a5de1e"; "";www.kff.org
Jul 30-31, 1965

Medicare and Medicaid enacted Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Act and the Railroad Retirement Act amended to provide protection against the cost of hospital and related care to people aged 65 and older and entitled to monthly retirement benefits under these acts (and to people not so entitled who would reach 65 before 1968); to permit all people aged 65 and older to purchase protection against the cost of physicians' services, one-half of such cost to be paid by the federal government out of general revenues; to liberalize cash benefits, the retirement test, and the definition of disability under old age, survivors and disability insurance; to liberalize the federal matching ration for public assistance; to require a state that desired federal matching of the cost of medical care for medically indigent aged persons to provide similar protection to all needy persons for whom the state was receiving federal grants; and to increase the federal grants to the states for maternal and child health and welfare services.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Jul 30-31, 1965

Social Security Act signed Independence, Missouri

President Lyndon Johnson signed H.R. 6675 (Public Law 89-97), "The Social Security Act of 1965," to establish Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor, in Independence, Mo., in the presence of former President Harry Truman, who advocated for such legislation in a message to Congress in 1945.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

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"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Independence,Missouri,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+Act+signed&dates=19650730T050000Z/19650731T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Independence, Missouri&details=President+Lyndon+Johnson+signed+H.R.+6675+(Public+Law+89-97)%2c+%22The+Social+Security+Act+of+1965%2c%22+to+establish+Medicare+for+the+elderly+and+Medicaid+for+the+poor%2c+in+Independence%2c+Mo.%2c+in+the+presence+of+former+President+Harry+Truman%2c+who+advocated+for+such+legislation+in+a+message+to+Congress+in+1945." target="_blank""; "eventid_6a10df72-3fff-44f9-8bd8-5484521dc1c7"; "";www.kff.org
Sep 01-02, 1965

State senior insurance agreements Washington, D.C.

For the first time, states could enter into an agreement with the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare that would permit them to arrange for all people age 65 and older who were dependent on public assistance (except those who already received Social Security insurance) to be covered under the voluntary medical insurance program of the Social Security Administration.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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Nov 11-12, 1965

Benefits advisory council appointed Washington, D.C.

President Lyndon Johnson announced the initial appointments to the Health Insurance Benefits Advisory Council. Kermit Gordon named the chairman. This advisory council's function was to advise the secretary on matters of general policy and on the formation of regulations for the health insurance programs.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Benefits+advisory+council+appointed&dates=19651111T060000Z/19651112T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Lyndon+Johnson+announced+the+initial+appointments+to+the+Health+Insurance+Benefits+Advisory+Council.+Kermit+Gordon+named+the+chairman.+This+advisory+council%27s+function+was+to+advise+the+secretary+on+matters+of+general+policy+and+on+the+formation+of+regulations+for+the+health+insurance+programs." target="_blank""; "eventid_5dd1ea0d-e4d0-4852-ae76-6b48d58be126"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1966

Private insurance companies selected Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Administration announced the selection of private insurance companies to perform the major administrative functions of bill processing and benefit payment functions for Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) and Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B) of the Medicare program.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Private+insurance+companies+selected&dates=19660101T060000Z/19660102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Administration+announced+the+selection+of+private+insurance+companies+to+perform+the+major+administrative+functions+of+bill+processing+and+benefit+payment+functions+for+Medicare+Hospital+Insurance+(Part+A)+and+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B)+of+the+Medicare+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_081159a0-03ab-4b2d-aaad-04977703525d"; "";www.kff.org
Jan 01-02, 1966

State aged assistance programs Washington, D.C.

States authorized to set up new medical assistance and medical assistance to the aged programs. Established with the agreement that the federal government would be obligated to pay between 50 percent and 85 percent of the cost.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

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"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=State+aged+assistance+programs&dates=19660101T060000Z/19660102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=States+authorized+to+set+up+new+medical+assistance+and+medical+assistance+to+the+aged+programs.+Established+with+the+agreement+that+the+federal+government+would+be+obligated+to+pay+between+50+percent+and+85+percent+of+the+cost." target="_blank""; "eventid_629007f8-0e32-46c8-bb28-560f55b80a89"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1966

Mental illness and tuberculosis assistance Washington, D.C.

Federal public assistance funds could be used for aged people who were patients in institutions for tuberculosis or mental disease or who, because of diagnosis of tuberculosis or mental disease, were patients in a medical institution. Federal aid could also be used for the needy, blind and disabled people who were in general medical institutions because of a diagnosis of tuberculosis or mental illness.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Mental+illness+and+tuberculosis+assistance&dates=19660101T060000Z/19660102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Federal+public+assistance+funds+could+be+used+for+aged+people+who+were+patients+in+institutions+for+tuberculosis+or+mental+disease+or+who%2c+because+of+diagnosis+of+tuberculosis+or+mental+disease%2c+were+patients+in+a+medical+institution.+Federal+aid+could+also+be+used+for+the+needy%2c+blind+and+disabled+people+who+were+in+general+medical+institutions+because+of+a+diagnosis+of+tuberculosis+or+mental+illness." target="_blank""; "eventid_33357a9b-06ca-4f3d-9349-3706592b4ea7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 12-13, 1966

Administrative organizations selected Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Administration announced its selection of who will perform the major administrative functions of the voluntary part of the Medicare program. The selection consisted of 32 Blue Shield organizations, 16 commercial insurance companies and one private insurer.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Administrative+organizations+selected&dates=19660212T060000Z/19660213T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Administration+announced+its+selection+of+who+will+perform+the+major+administrative+functions+of+the+voluntary+part+of+the+Medicare+program.+The+selection+consisted+of+32+Blue+Shield+organizations%2c+16+commercial+insurance+companies+and+one+private+insurer." target="_blank""; "eventid_a24116c0-0c21-409a-ad2d-fa709d8f6f14"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 06-07, 1966

National Medicare Enrollment Month Washington, D.C.

President Lyndon Johnson signed a proclamation designating March 1966 as "National Medicare Enrollment Month."
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=National+Medicare+Enrollment+Month&dates=19660306T060000Z/19660307T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Lyndon+Johnson+signed+a+proclamation+designating+March+1966+as+%22National+Medicare+Enrollment+Month.%22" target="_blank""; "eventid_050b9da0-e598-4323-99e3-cd62dfc9bdfb"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 31-Apr 01, 1966

President Johnson requests deadline extension Washington, D.C.

President Johnson asked Congress to give prompt and sympathetic consideration to extending to May 31, 1966, the deadline for enrollment in the Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI; also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Johnson+requests+deadline+extension&dates=19660331T060000Z/19660401T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+asked+Congress+to+give+prompt+and+sympathetic+consideration+to+extending+to+May+31%2c+1966%2c+the+deadline+for+enrollment+in+the+Supplementary+Medical+Insurance+(SMI%3b+also+known+as+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B))." target="_blank""; "eventid_e8f40839-d463-4215-a0fe-3ce565974f0d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 31-Apr 01, 1966

Social Security deadline established Washington, D.C.

The deadline for Social Security beneficiaries to enroll in the voluntary Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI; also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)), with coverage to start on July 1, 1966. All beneficiaries who reached their 65th birthday prior to Jan. 1, 1966, were eligible.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+deadline+established&dates=19660331T060000Z/19660401T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+deadline+for+Social+Security+beneficiaries+to+enroll+in+the+voluntary+Supplementary+Medical+Insurance+(SMI%3b+also+known+as+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B))%2c+with+coverage+to+start+on+July+1%2c+1966.+All+beneficiaries+who+reached+their+65th+birthday+prior+to+Jan.+1%2c+1966%2c+were+eligible." target="_blank""; "eventid_bd0259dc-1610-4a85-8f14-1590fb1fe99e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 08-09, 1966

Medicare coverage law enacted Washington, D.C.

President Johnson signed Public Law 89-384. It provided that people age 65 before March 1966 or reaching age 65 from March 1 through June 30 could have coverage under the supplementary medical insurance plan, Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B), of the Social Security program in July 1966, if they enrolled by May 31.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medicare+coverage+law+enacted&dates=19660408T050000Z/19660409T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+signed+Public+Law+89-384.+It+provided+that+people+age+65+before+March+1966+or+reaching+age+65+from+March+1+through+June+30+could+have+coverage+under+the+supplementary+medical+insurance+plan%2c+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B)%2c+of+the+Social+Security+program+in+July+1966%2c+if+they+enrolled+by+May+31." target="_blank""; "eventid_f84266ea-c76e-4439-89cd-ec259d4ef0ec"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1966

More than 19 million enroll in Medicare Washington, D.C.

Medicare coverage begun. All people age 65 and older automatically covered under Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A). Coverage began for seniors who signed up for Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI; also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)). More than 19 million individuals age 65 and older were enrolled in Medicare 11 months after enactment. All people older than 65 are automatically covered by Part A for $40 a year. Optional coverage begun for seniors enrolled in the voluntary Part B for $3 per month.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=More+than+19+million+enroll+in+Medicare&dates=19660701T050000Z/19660702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Medicare+coverage+begun.+All+people+age+65+and+older+automatically+covered+under+Medicare+Hospital+Insurance+(Part+A).+Coverage+began+for+seniors+who+signed+up+for+Supplementary+Medical+Insurance+(SMI%3b+also+known+as+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B)).+More+than+19+million+individuals+age+65+and+older+were+enrolled+in+Medicare+11+months+after+enactment.+All+people+older+than+65+are+automatically+covered+by+Part+A+for+%2440+a+year.+Optional+coverage+begun+for+seniors+enrolled+in+the+voluntary+Part+B+for+%243+per+month." target="_blank""; "eventid_a34b599c-0179-44c0-8dfb-d024f1e74816"; "";www.kff.org
Jul 04-05, 1966

Freedom of Information Act Washington, D.C.

President Johnson signed into law the Freedom of Information Act. This law codified in federal administrative practice, for the first time, the idea that the public has a "right to know" what information the government maintains on its citizens. It thus became part of the Social Security Administration's policies on disclosure of information.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Freedom+of+Information+Act&dates=19660704T050000Z/19660705T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+signed+into+law+the+Freedom+of+Information+Act.+This+law+codified+in+federal+administrative+practice%2c+for+the+first+time%2c+the+idea+that+the+public+has+a+%22right+to+know%22+what+information+the+government+maintains+on+its+citizens.+It+thus+became+part+of+the+Social+Security+Administration%27s+policies+on+disclosure+of+information." target="_blank""; "eventid_bdd669c1-aa96-42ef-a48b-90ecfbe95ecc"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 02-03, 1966

Nursing homes Medicare profit Washington, D.C.

President Johnson signed into law Public Law 89-713, requiring the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to permit nursing homes a modest profit when reimbursing them for their services to Medicare patients.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Nursing+homes+Medicare+profit&dates=19661102T060000Z/19661103T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+signed+into+law+Public+Law+89-713%2c+requiring+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+to+permit++nursing+homes+a+modest+profit+when+reimbursing+them+for+their+services+to+Medicare+patients." target="_blank""; "eventid_7c84ae4e-fc65-4da9-ac94-c009e19a15c7"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 02-03, 1966

Benefit enrollment period extended Washington, D.C.

Public Law 89-713 approved. The act amended Title XVIII of the Social Security Act by extending the initial enrollment period for the supplementary medical insurance benefits, Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B).
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Benefit+enrollment+period+extended&dates=19661102T060000Z/19661103T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Public+Law+89-713+approved.+The+act+amended+Title+XVIII+of+the+Social+Security+Act+by+extending+the+initial+enrollment+period+for+the+supplementary+medical+insurance+benefits%2c+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B)." target="_blank""; "eventid_5f15b90d-99d3-4040-a55a-de8fa97e29d1"; "";www.ssa.gov
Nov 14-15, 1966

Medicare Law deemed unconstitutional California

A special three-judge federal court in California held the disclaimer of communist affiliation provision of the Medicare Law to be unconstitutional.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=California,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medicare+Law+deemed+unconstitutional&dates=19661114T060000Z/19661115T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=California&details=A+special+three-judge+federal+court+in+California+held+the+disclaimer+of+communist+affiliation+provision+of+the+Medicare+Law+to+be+unconstitutional." target="_blank""; "eventid_e2a6038c-5b79-4e7a-b04d-fe5dfff12a88"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1967

Medicaid limited to "needy" Washington, D.C.

Concern about the growing federal costs of the Medicaid program led Congress to include a provision in the legislation to limit Medicaid eligibility to the "medically needy" whose income was at most 133 1/3 percent of the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) income-eligibility level in a state.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medicaid+limited+to+%22needy%22&dates=19670101T060000Z/19670102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Concern+about+the+growing+federal+costs+of+the+Medicaid+program+led+Congress+to+include+a+provision+in+the+legislation+to+limit+Medicaid+eligibility+to+the+%22medically+needy%22+whose+income+was+at+most+133+1%2f3+percent+of+the+Aid+to+Families+with+Dependent+Children+(AFDC)+income-eligibility+level+in+a+state." target="_blank""; "eventid_388b261f-ee54-4eba-a4a6-75776f690365"; "";www.kff.org
Jan 01-02, 1967

Extended-care services available Washington, D.C.

Benefits for extended-care services following hospitalization became available to people enrolled in the Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) program under the Social Security Act.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Extended-care+services+available&dates=19670101T060000Z/19670102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Benefits+for+extended-care+services+following+hospitalization+became+available+to+people+enrolled+in+the+Medicare+Hospital+Insurance+(Part+A)+program+under+the+Social+Security+Act." target="_blank""; "eventid_dca9750a-d719-4fa7-845d-8599fe4a3a99"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1967

Mandated services for children Washington, D.C.

The Social Security Amendments of 1967 mandated Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) services for eligible children up to age 21.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Mandated+services+for+children&dates=19670101T060000Z/19670102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Social+Security+Amendments+of+1967+mandated+Early+and+Periodic+Screening%2c+Diagnostic+and+Treatment+(EPSDT)+services+for+eligible+children+up+to+age+21." target="_blank""; "eventid_7c67d8bc-d47c-4a75-a239-4dfbf1faa745"; "";www.kff.org
Jan 04-05, 1967

Communist disclaimer deemed unconstitutional Washington, D.C.

A provision in Public Law 89-97 that required of certain Medicare applicants a disclaimer of communist affiliation was conceded to be unconstitutional by the Department of Justice.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Communist+disclaimer+deemed+unconstitutional&dates=19670104T060000Z/19670105T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+provision+in+Public+Law+89-97+that+required+of+certain+Medicare+applicants+a+disclaimer+of+communist+affiliation+was+conceded+to+be+unconstitutional+by+the+Department+of+Justice." target="_blank""; "eventid_8d5affa0-2e5f-4744-9fba-8e5e48aae347"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 23-24, 1967

President Johnson urges welfare payments Washington, D.C.

President Johnson sent to Congress his special "Message on Older Americans," embodying his recommendations for Social Security. He urged the provision of more adequate welfare payments related to the standards of the states themselves.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Johnson+urges+welfare+payments&dates=19670123T060000Z/19670124T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+sent+to+Congress+his+special+%22Message+on+Older+Americans%2c%22+embodying+his+recommendations+for+Social+Security.+He+urged+the+provision+of+more+adequate+welfare+payments+related+to+the+standards+of+the+states+themselves." target="_blank""; "eventid_d8986505-906c-4083-9f2e-71a78312ff34"; "";www.ssa.gov
May 31-Jun 01, 1967

Task Force on Prescription Drugs established Washington, D.C.

The Department of Health, Education and Welfare Task Force on Prescription Drugs established, and Robert M. Ball, commissioner of Social Security, appointed a member. Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs Philip Lee, who more than twenty years later held the same position under President Clinton, chaired the task force. It was charged with examining whether prescription drugs should be added to the Medicare program.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Task+Force+on+Prescription+Drugs+established&dates=19670531T050000Z/19670601T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+Task+Force+on+Prescription+Drugs+established%2c+and+Robert+M.+Ball%2c+commissioner+of+Social+Security%2c+appointed+a+member.++Assistant+Secretary+for+Health+and+Scientific+Affairs+Philip+Lee%2c+who+more+than+twenty+years+later+held+the+same+position+under+President+Clinton%2c+chaired+the+task+force.+It+was+charged+with+examining+whether+prescription+drugs+should+be+added+to+the+Medicare+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_0a1362e4-0cbc-4164-aca3-dca67c40a6ca"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1967

New health care standards Washington, D.C.

States that had set up the new medical assistance program could continue to get federal support for it only if, by this date, they provided a minimum of five services: inpatient hospital services; outpatient hospital services; skilled nursing home services (for adults); physicians' services; and laboratory and X-ray services.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+health+care+standards&dates=19670701T050000Z/19670702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=States+that+had+set+up+the+new+medical+assistance+program+could+continue+to+get+federal+support+for+it+only+if%2c+by+this+date%2c+they+provided+a+minimum+of+five+services%3a+inpatient+hospital+services%3b+outpatient+hospital+services%3b+skilled+nursing+home+services+(for+adults)%3b+physicians%27+services%3b+and+laboratory+and+X-ray+services." target="_blank""; "eventid_66a5a592-4b46-43ab-9c89-7aab67749187"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1967

Freedom of Information Act begins Washington, D.C.

The Freedom of Information Act became effective.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Freedom+of+Information+Act+begins&dates=19670701T050000Z/19670702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Freedom+of+Information+Act+became+effective." target="_blank""; "eventid_748f090f-deda-4aee-a095-1836bd166f7c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 28-29, 1967

Health insurance conference held Washington, D.C.

Sept. 28-29, 1967, the National Conference on Private Health Insurance held in Washington, D.C.; sponsored by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and organized by the Social Security Administration.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+insurance+conference+held&dates=19670928T050000Z/19670929T050000Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Sept.+28-29%2c+1967%2c+the+National+Conference+on+Private+Health+Insurance+held+in+Washington%2c+D.C.%3b+sponsored+by+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+and+organized+by+the+Social+Security+Administration." target="_blank""; "eventid_6fa86f50-6f50-46f8-b69e-112ae879cecb"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 30-Oct 01, 1967

New Medicare rates delay Washington, D.C.

President Johnson signed into law (Public Law 90-97) a bill to delay until Jan. 1, 1968, the deadline for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to establish a new monthly premium rate for the voluntary portion of the Medicare program. The first general enrollment period under Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B) of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, (relating to supplementary medical insurance benefits for the aged), was also extended through March 1968.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+Medicare+rates+delay&dates=19670930T050000Z/19671001T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+signed+into+law+(Public+Law+90-97)+a+bill+to+delay+until+Jan.+1%2c+1968%2c+the+deadline+for+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+to+establish+a+new+monthly+premium+rate+for+the+voluntary+portion+of+the+Medicare+program.+The+first+general+enrollment+period+under+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B)+of+Title+XVIII+of+the+Social+Security+Act%2c+(relating+to+supplementary+medical+insurance+benefits+for+the+aged)%2c+was+also+extended+through+March+1968." target="_blank""; "eventid_f43cef65-89a4-4f53-aa7b-468b37141e88"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 02-03, 1968

Health care benefits increase Washington, D.C.

1967 Amendments to the Social Security Act signed into law by President Johnson. The amendments established a 13 percent increase in benefits. It also changed: the minimum benefit, the retirement test, disability benefits, coverage, hospital and Medicare insurance. The act also increased the earnings base from $6,600 to $7,800.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v31n2/v31n2p3.pdf"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+care+benefits+increase&dates=19680102T060000Z/19680103T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=1967+Amendments+to+the+Social+Security+Act+signed+into+law+by+President+Johnson.+The+amendments+established+a+13+percent+increase+in+benefits.+It+also+changed%3a+the+minimum+benefit%2c+the+retirement+test%2c+disability+benefits%2c+coverage%2c+hospital+and+Medicare+insurance.+The+act+also+increased+the+earnings+base+from+%246%2c600+to+%247%2c800." target="_blank""; "eventid_022417af-210c-49da-a607-9842175e8425"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 01-02, 1968

New Medicare premium rate Washington, D.C.

The new premium rate for the voluntary portion of the Medicare program set to $4 for both the Medicare beneficiary and the government.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+Medicare+premium+rate&dates=19680401T060000Z/19680402T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+new+premium+rate+for+the+voluntary+portion+of+the+Medicare+program+set+to+%244+for+both+the+Medicare+beneficiary+and+the+government." target="_blank""; "eventid_134b1767-8d83-48c4-afa0-8d9c5082dc9e"; "";www.ssa.gov
Aug 28-29, 1968

Democratic Party bolsters Medicare Washington, D.C.

The Democratic Party platform called for an increase in benefits under Social Security, as well as automatic cost-of-living increases. The party platform also asked for inclusion of the costs of prescription drugs under Medicare, extension of Medicare to disabled people of any age and enactment of tax legislation to encourage retirement plans for the self-employed.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Democratic+Party+bolsters+Medicare&dates=19680828T050000Z/19680829T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Democratic+Party+platform+called+for+an+increase+in+benefits+under+Social+Security%2c+as+well+as+automatic+cost-of-living+increases.+The+party+platform+also+asked+for+inclusion+of+the+costs+of+prescription+drugs+under+Medicare%2c+extension+of+Medicare+to+disabled+people+of+any+age+and+enactment+of+tax+legislation+to+encourage+retirement+plans+for+the+self-employed." target="_blank""; "eventid_00bb7cd2-3181-4849-a80f-9c74f22d3910"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 28-29, 1968

Conference on aging authorized Washington, D.C.

The president signed the bill authorizing the White House Conference on Aging, to be held in 1971.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Conference+on+aging+authorized&dates=19680928T050000Z/19680929T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+president+signed+the+bill+authorizing+the+White+House+Conference+on+Aging%2c+to+be+held+in+1971." target="_blank""; "eventid_b0e3f96b-13d4-45cb-bf35-404c0031cc23"; "";www.ssa.gov
Oct 01-02, 1968

Chief medical officer appointed Washington, D.C.

The appointment of Theodore C. Bedwell Jr., M.D., as chief medical officer for the Medicare program, announced by Robert M. Ball, commissioner of Social Security.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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Dec 20-21, 1968

Hearings for Medicare reform Atlanta, Georgia

Public hearings to seek ways of improving the Medicaid program begun in Atlanta, Ga. They were to be held in eight other major cities.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Atlanta,Georgia,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Hearings+for+Medicare+reform&dates=19681220T060000Z/19681221T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Atlanta, Georgia&details=Public+hearings+to+seek+ways+of+improving+the+Medicaid+program+begun+in+Atlanta%2c+Ga.+They+were+to+be+held+in+eight+other+major+cities." target="_blank""; "eventid_b8166d7e-00b0-4d43-9b2d-70421650c863"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1969

Medicare prescription drug coverage Washington, D.C.

The Task Force on Prescription Drugs, led by Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs Philip Lee, released its final report on the costs and feasibility of adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare. It recommended adding outpatient prescription drugs to the Medicare program.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medicare+prescription+drug+coverage&dates=19690101T060000Z/19690102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Task+Force+on+Prescription+Drugs%2c+led+by+Assistant+Secretary+for+Health+and+Scientific+Affairs+Philip+Lee%2c++released+its+final+report+on+the+costs+and+feasibility+of+adding+prescription+drug+coverage+to+Medicare.+It+recommended+adding+outpatient+prescription+drugs+to+the+Medicare+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_0af70c02-9d53-4cac-b5d3-b52451ff3e71"; "";www.kff.org
Jan 01-02, 1969

Task Force on Medicaid Washington, D.C.

Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Finch established a Secretary's Task Force on Medicaid and Related Programs. The president of the National Blue Cross Association, Walter J. McNurney, was made chairman; Arthur Hess was its staff director.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Task+Force+on+Medicaid&dates=19690101T060000Z/19690102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+Secretary+Finch+established+a+Secretary%27s+Task+Force+on+Medicaid+and+Related+Programs.+The+president+of+the+National+Blue+Cross+Association%2c+Walter+J.+McNurney%2c+was+made+chairman%3b+Arthur+Hess+was+its+staff+director." target="_blank""; "eventid_2cac4101-5498-4e73-b3e5-dd692b2c42a0"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1969

Hospital deductible increase Washington, D.C.

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) deductible, for which the Medicare beneficiary was responsible, increased from $40 to $44.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Hospital+deductible+increase&dates=19690101T060000Z/19690102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Medicare+Hospital+Insurance+(Part+A)+deductible%2c+for+which+the+Medicare+beneficiary+was+responsible%2c+increased+from+%2440+to+%2444." target="_blank""; "eventid_c90ca39d-71df-4c50-b10a-db3319c5f579"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 13-14, 1969

Task Force on Prescription Drugs report Washington, D.C.

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare sent to President Johnson the report of the Task Force on Prescription Drugs as called for by the 1967 amendments.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Task+Force+on+Prescription+Drugs+report&dates=19690113T060000Z/19690114T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+sent+to+President+Johnson+the+report+of+the+Task+Force+on+Prescription+Drugs+as+called+for+by+the+1967+amendments." target="_blank""; "eventid_8a331bdc-68fa-4d54-8a2f-8431faceff68"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 14-15, 1969

Prescription drugs for elderly Washington, D.C.

Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Wilbur J. Cohen called for a program under Medicare to aid the elderly in paying for necessary prescription drugs used outside the hospital.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Prescription+drugs+for+elderly&dates=19690114T060000Z/19690115T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+Secretary+Wilbur+J.+Cohen+called+for+a+program+under+Medicare+to+aid+the+elderly+in+paying+for+necessary+prescription+drugs+used+outside+the+hospital." target="_blank""; "eventid_24ecbf3d-eb70-420b-9428-4f9fb3a6f619"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 15-16, 1969

President Johnson proposes budget cuts Washington, D.C.

President Johnson proposed new national budget, including a minimum 10 percent increase in Social Security benefit payments for 1970.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Johnson+proposes+budget+cuts&dates=19690115T060000Z/19690116T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Johnson+proposed+new+national+budget%2c+including+a+minimum+10+percent+increase+in+Social+Security+benefit+payments+for+1970." target="_blank""; "eventid_71ec942e-1d32-4446-8605-ce7a5572c66a"; "";www.ssa.gov
Feb 11-12, 1969

Social Security reforms Washington, D.C.

In a directive to the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, President Nixon asked for an evaluation of the proposal that an automatic cost-of-living increase be applied to Social Security benefits, and suggestions for other reforms in Social Security.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Social+Security+reforms&dates=19690211T060000Z/19690212T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+a+directive+to+the+Secretary+of+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare%2c+President+Nixon+asked+for+an+evaluation+of+the+proposal+that+an+automatic+cost-of-living+increase+be+applied+to+Social+Security+benefits%2c+and+suggestions+for+other+reforms+in+Social+Security." target="_blank""; "eventid_57813f54-ac1c-4fbd-bf13-c409ac03db6d"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 04-05, 1969

New Medicaid regulations Washington, D.C.

Regulations were issued by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to the states to ensure efficient and economical use of Medicaid services. Under the new regulations, states had to include in the administration of the Medicaid program procedures to review the use of health care services provided by the program.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=New+Medicaid+regulations&dates=19690304T060000Z/19690305T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Regulations+were+issued+by+the+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+to+the+states+to+ensure+efficient+and+economical+use+of+Medicaid+services.+Under+the+new+regulations%2c+states+had+to+include+in+the+administration+of+the+Medicaid+program+procedures+to+review+the+use+of+health+care+services+provided+by+the+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_3cc7b6cc-2521-46b7-90ea-05a0b63d5e00"; "";www.ssa.gov
Mar 27-May 21, 1969

President Nixon signs Reorganization Act Washington, D.C.

President Nixon signed the Reorganization Act, establishing 10 common regional boundaries for agencies providing social and economic services: Region I, Boston; Region II, New York City; Region III, Philadelphia; Region IV, Atlanta; Region V, Chicago; Region VI, Dallas-Fort Worth; Region VII, Kansas City; Region VIII, Denver; Region IX, San Francisco; and Region X, Seattle.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Nixon+signs+Reorganization+Act&dates=19690327T060000Z/19690521T050000Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Nixon+signed+the+Reorganization+Act%2c+establishing+10+common+regional+boundaries+for+agencies+providing+social+and+economic+services%3a+Region+I%2c+Boston%3b+Region+II%2c+New+York+City%3b+Region+III%2c+Philadelphia%3b+Region+IV%2c+Atlanta%3b+Region+V%2c+Chicago%3b+Region+VI%2c+Dallas-Fort+Worth%3b+Region+VII%2c+Kansas+City%3b+Region+VIII%2c+Denver%3b+Region+IX%2c+San+Francisco%3b+and+Region+X%2c+Seattle." target="_blank""; "eventid_1d530906-2f77-4ece-97a6-ae65928f5c1b"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1969

First Medicare report Washington, D.C.

The Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary transmitted to Congress the First Annual Report on the Medicare program by the Health Insurance Benefits Advisory Council.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=First+Medicare+report&dates=19690601T050000Z/19690602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Department+of+Health%2c+Education+and+Welfare+Secretary+transmitted+to+Congress+the+First+Annual+Report+on+the+Medicare+program+by+the+Health+Insurance+Benefits+Advisory+Council." target="_blank""; "eventid_9d7d54f5-cda9-4f67-a1e9-5bca6497e62f"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1969

Health insurance integrity staff Washington, D.C.

The Bureau of Health Insurance set up a program integrity staff. Established to counter abuses in the health insurance program.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Health+insurance+integrity+staff&dates=19690701T050000Z/19690702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+Bureau+of+Health+Insurance+set+up+a+program+integrity+staff.+Established+to+counter+abuses+in+the+health+insurance+program." target="_blank""; "eventid_a19e2c4c-52a2-45de-bb2f-cd0329a07d68"; "";www.ssa.gov
Sep 25-26, 1969

President Nixon supports benefits increase Washington, D.C.

President Nixon sent a message to Congress calling for improvements in the Social Security program. Major proposals called for a 10 percent across-the-board increase in benefits, improvements in the retirement test and an increase in the earnings base.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1960.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=President+Nixon+supports+benefits+increase&dates=19690925T050000Z/19690926T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=President+Nixon+sent+a+message+to+Congress+calling+for+improvements+in+the+Social+Security+program.+Major+proposals+called+for+a+10+percent+across-the-board+increase+in+benefits%2c+improvements+in+the+retirement+test+and+an+increase+in+the+earnings+base." target="_blank""; "eventid_a5370901-ce98-441f-a6c3-47097ffed283"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jan 01-02, 1970

Medicare eligibility expands Washington, D.C.

Medicare eligibility expanded. Medicare Hospital Insurance (Part A) deductible: $52 per year; Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B) premium: $4 per month. Total Medicare beneficiaries: 20.4 million.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medicare+eligibility+expands&dates=19700101T060000Z/19700102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Medicare+eligibility+expanded.+Medicare+Hospital+Insurance+(Part+A)+deductible%3a+%2452+per+year%3b+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B)+premium%3a+%244+per+month.+Total+Medicare+beneficiaries%3a+20.4+million." target="_blank""; "eventid_404f42c8-9fb5-4adb-b00a-0786ff08be06"; "";www.kff.org
Jul 01-02, 1970

Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) premium increases Washington, D.C.

The voluntary Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI; also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)) premium that Medicare enrollees paid increased from $4.00 to $5.30 per month.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1970.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Supplementary+Medical+Insurance+(SMI)+premium+increases&dates=19700701T050000Z/19700702T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=The+voluntary+Supplementary+Medical+Insurance+(SMI%3b+also+known+as+Medicare+Medical+Insurance+(Part+B))+premium+that+Medicare+enrollees+paid+increased+from+%244.00+to+%245.30+per+month." target="_blank""; "eventid_0ab5d855-9792-4e18-b8a0-383a8b77001c"; "";www.ssa.gov
Apr 01-02, 1971

Richardson v. Perales decision Washington, D.C.

In a landmark decision, Richardson v. Perales, the Supreme Court upheld by a vote of 6-3 the federal government's and Social Security Administration's (SSA) position on requirements of procedural due process. In this, the first SSA case heard by the Supreme Court, the majority held that a written report of a consultative physician, albeit hearsay in character, could constitute substantive evidence to support a decision adverse to an applicant for disability benefits.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1970.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Richardson+v.+Perales+decision&dates=19710401T060000Z/19710402T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=In+a+landmark+decision%2c+Richardson+v.+Perales%2c+the+Supreme+Court+upheld+by+a+vote+of+6-3+the+federal+government%27s+and+Social+Security+Administration%27s+(SSA)+position+on+requirements+of+procedural+due+process.+In+this%2c+the+first+SSA+case+heard+by+the+Supreme+Court%2c+the+majority+held+that+a+written+report+of+a+consultative+physician%2c+albeit+hearsay+in+character%2c+could+constitute+substantive+evidence+to+support+a+decision+adverse+to+an+applicant+for+disability+benefits." target="_blank""; "eventid_cee333e4-c94b-4c2e-a86b-b245031d31de"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jun 01-02, 1971

Federal adult assistance program Washington, D.C.

A Program Policy Staff and an Adult Assistance Task Force established a plan for a federal adult assistance program for the aged, blind and disabled.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
"http://www.ssa.gov/history/1970.html"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Federal+adult+assistance+program&dates=19710601T050000Z/19710602T045900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=A+Program+Policy+Staff+and+an+Adult+Assistance+Task+Force+established+a+plan+for+a+federal+adult+assistance+program+for+the+aged%2c+blind+and+disabled." target="_blank""; "eventid_7289dc06-5d08-4cf0-9e2b-74f105804f17"; "";www.ssa.gov
Jul 01-02, 1971

Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) premium increases Washington, D.C.

The voluntary Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI; also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)) premium that Medicare enrollees pay rose from $5.30 to $5.60 per month.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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Nov 28-29, 1971

Conference on Aging held Washington, D.C.

The White House Conference on Aging held in Washington, D.C. Former Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Arthur S. Flemming was the chairman of the conference.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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Jan 01-02, 1972

Medicare eligibility extended Washington, D.C.

Eligibility extension enacted; Medicare eligibility extended to people under age 65 with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and with long-term disabilities who received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments for more than two years.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=Medicare+eligibility+extended&dates=19720101T060000Z/19720102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Eligibility+extension+enacted%3b+Medicare+eligibility+extended+to+people+under+age+65+with+end-stage+renal+disease+(ESRD)+and+with+long-term+disabilities+who+received+Social+Security+Disability+Insurance+(SSDI)+payments+for+more+than+two+years." target="_blank""; "eventid_77d4d883-2eff-4219-ad09-16a71e501e45"; "";www.kff.org
Jan 01-02, 1972

More Medicare eligibility Washington, D.C.

Medicare eligibility expands to disabled people under age 65 and those with end-stage renal disease become eligible for coverage.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
"http://www.kff.org/medicare/medicaretimeline.cfm"; "medicare-calendar-map?address=Washington, D.C.,United States " target="_blank""; "http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=TEMPLATE&text=More+Medicare+eligibility&dates=19720101T060000Z/19720102T055900Z&sprop=website:www.medicarenewsgroup.com&sprop=name:The Medicare NewsGroup&location=Washington, D.C.&details=Medicare+eligibility+expands+to+disabled+people+under+age+65+and+those+with+end-stage+renal+disease+become+eligible+for+coverage." target="_blank""; "eventid_e2937ba0-e92f-41de-b86e-8582d12183aa"; "";www.kff.org
Jan 01-02, 1972

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program created Washington, D.C.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program created. SSI established for the elderly and disabled poor. SSI recipients automatically eligible for Medicaid.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
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Jan 01-02, 1972

Medicare coverage expands Washington, D.C.

Medicare coverage expanded benefits to include select chiropractic services, chronic kidney disease, physical therapy and speech therapy.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
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Jan 01-02, 1972

HMO payments authorized Washington, D.C.

Payments to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) authorized.
Contact Person: Kaiser Family Foundation

Website:
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Jul 01-02, 1972

Nixon signs cost-of-living allowance Washington, D.C.

President Nixon signs into law Public Law 92-336, which authorized a 20 percent cost-of-living allowance (COLA), effective 9/72, and established the procedures for issuing automatic COLAs each year, beginning in 1975. The monthly premium that Medicare enrollees paid for SMI (also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)) rose from $5.60 to $5.80 per month.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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Jul 01-02, 1972

Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI) premium increases Washington, D.C.

The monthly premium that Medicare enrollees paid for Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI; also known as Medicare Medical Insurance (Part B)) rose from $5.60 to $5.80 per month.
Contact Person: Social Security Administration

Website:
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