The Kennedy’s path of elevation of American culture and ideals comes to a tragic end. Johnson seizes an opportunity for THE PARTY. Social Security gets expanded with Medicare and Medicaid and the nation gets hooked. Wilbur Mills concerns become to reality.
This period fully transitions the intent of our nation’s healthcare reform from a business and citizen support system to a fully political agenda-based program. Real cost concerns are obscured, and political gain comes front and center as the main objective. Cost be damned.