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White House Proposes Healthcare Plan

May 5, 1960, Lou Boudreau

May 5, 1960, U.S. Health Plan

May 5, 1960: The Republican administration of President Eisenhower announces plans for federal and state funding of medical insurance for people over 65 in the Medicare Program for the Aged. The Democrats opposed the plan in favor of healthcare benefits under Social Security, and “encouraged predictions that the proposal would be rejected as impractical and financially unsound,” The Times says. 

On the jump, the Dodgers bench Gil Hodges.

May 5, 1960, Medicare

May 5, 1960, Medicare

May 5, 1960, Medicare

May 5, 1960, Dodgers

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