30 de Julio: Medicare es Promulgado

De acuerdo a History.com, el presidente Lyndon B. Johnson promulgó Medicare el 30 de Julio de  1965. El programa de seguros de la salud, que estaba enfocado en adultos mayores de 65 años, fue promulgado como una reforma a la Ley de Seguridad Social de 1935. La ceremonia de la firma del proyecto de ley se realizó en la Biblioteca Truman, en Missouri, donde el ex presidente Harry Truman fue nombrado el primer beneficiario de Medicare.  Truman fue el primer presidente en proponer un seguro de salud nacional.

History.com explica que “alrededor de 19 millones de personas se inscribieron en Medicare cuando se volvió efectiva en 1966. En 1972, la elegibilidad para el programa se extendió para los americanos menores de 65 con ciertas discapacidades y gente de todas las edades con enfermedades de riñones permanentes que necesiten diálisis o un trasplante. En diciembre del 2003, el presidente George W. Bush promulgó una ley,  La Ley de Modernización de Medicare (MMA), que agregó beneficios de medicamentos recetados para pacientes externos a Medicare.”
Aprende acerca de otros eventos históricos que sucedieron el 30 de Julio.

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George W. Bush Presidential Library Opens to Public Today

George W. Bush Presidential LibraryLast week, five presidents came together to honor George W. Bush as he opened the George W. Bush Presidential Library. On April 25th, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter stood together for an historic picture in front of the new library. Shapell Manuscript Foundation displays the image, as well as a discussion of this historic day.

The library officially opens to the public today, on May 1st. It is the 13th Presidential Library that is administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The museum shows the critical events and issues that George W. Bush dealt with during his presidency and it has many of the domestic and foreign Presidential gifts that President Bush received.

For those who are interested in doing research, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be the perfect location. Anyone can use the Research Room as long as they are 14 years old and have viewed the orientation presentation. As it explains on the official site for the library,

The Museum at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum tells the story of the United States in an extraordinary time. Using artifacts, documents, photographs, and videos from the Library’s extensive collection, the 14,000 square foot Museum includes features, such as a full-sized Oval Office and a Texas Rose Garden. Interactive features in the permanent exhibition include a Decision Points Theater designed to take the visitor “inside” the decision-making process and policies developed during the Administration of President George W. Bush.”