Brad Merriman – President – TACD Media LLC – Obamacare is the first real sweeping healthcare bill law passed since Johnson passed Medicare in 1965. Funny how Medicare back then was fought because it was ‘socialized medicine’ and to close to the scary communism word. From 1970 to 1980, Kennedy, Carter, Ford, Griffith, UFL-CIO, The UAW, Reuther, Governor Rockefeller, Senator Javitts(who wanted to give medicare to all, hahahaha), Corman, President Nixon, McGovern, Long-Ribikoff, Ullman, all had many ideas they bounced around Washington, and by the end o the 70’s Carterproposed more limited health insurance reform—an employer mandate to provide catastrophic private health insurance plus coverage without cost sharing for pregnant women and infants, federalization of Medicaid with extension to the very poor(whose the ‘very poor’?) without dependent minor children, and enhancement of Medicare by adding catastrophic coverage, Senator Long tried to lead this bill, but with the economy turning, it went by the way. So basically the entire 1970’s saw nothing that really tackled health care, that passed anyway. Hillary tried god bless her, in the early years of the Clinton administration she has ‘health security bus’ that traveled the country and told the horrors stories of our broken health care system, but since Bill didnt have the balls to take his wife’s idea and run with it, he told her to keep it down, and it was dropped. It took almost 40 years but we finally have a president in Obama that has done something , and just like they told Johnson that his ‘medicare’ bill was communist, socialist and that it will never work, so the same dodos tell obama, and 40 years from now when America is insured and our healthcare system is fixed, they will look back on Obama and thank him as many old folks thank Johnson now. Thank you Johnson, and Thank you President Obama.