Why JFK Failed to Pass Medicare

jfkIn a late night phone call during a foreign policy crisis, Kennedy expressed disdain for domestic policy, showing the kind of attitude that doomed later efforts to reform the U.S. healthcare system:

“It really is true that foreign affairs is the only important issue for a president to handle, isn’t it?  I mean, who gives a shit if the minimum wage is $1.15 or $1.25 in comparison to something like this?”

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