Home

Climate Change Project

Table of Contents

Courses

Search


Original Link

The History of Medicare

In 1969, Peter A. Corning, a journalist and Ph.D. candidate at New York University, completed a contract with SSA's Office of Research and Statistics for a history of developments in health insurance leading up to the passage of Medicare in 1965. Mr. Corning's history is a very accessible, highly-readable account of Medicare in the broader historical context of social insurance in America. It is being republished here for the first time since 1969.

THE EVOLUTION OF MEDICARE . . . from idea to law

by Peter A. Corning

Foreword
Preface Introduction
Chapter 1: The First Round - to 1920
Chapter 2: The Second Round - 1927 to 1940
Chapter 3: The Third Round - 1943 to 1950
Chapter 4: The Fourth Round - 1957 to 1965
Chapter 5: Who Makes Social Welfare Policy?
Appendix A: Chronology of Significant Events Leading to the Enactment of Medicare
Appendix B: Select Bibliography
Appendix C: Additional Research Sources

The Climate Change and Public Health Law Site
The Best on the WWW Since 1995!
Copyright as to non-public domain materials
See DR-KATE.COM for home hurricane and disaster preparation
See WWW.EPR-ART.COM for photography of southern Louisiana and Hurricane Katrina
Professor Edward P. Richards, III, JD, MPH - Webmaster

Provide Website Feedback - https://www.lsu.edu/feedback
Accessibility Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility