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1TimelineCharlene V. GreenHCS 545July 4, 2016Charles Barron
2Timeline1944An “economic bill of rights” was spelled out by President Franklin Roosevelt in his State of the Union address in January 1944 to further expand on the original Bill of Rights. The bill outline citizens receive a living more protected via expanded government programs, and have theright to sufficient medical care as well as the probability to have good health. Businesses began to offer medical benefits to compete for more employees. This was the start of the focus on security for citizens. The bill also proposed the right to productive and useful employment as well as “the right to demand a job and a well-paying one at that”, (FDRs Second Bill of Rights, 1944). FDR’s purpose of the “economic bill of rights” was to relieve citizens from anxiety and fear related to getting older, illnesses, accidents and being unemployed. The bill also included the right to a good education along with a decent place to live and call home. (FDR, 1944).Roosevelt’s bill was influenced while World War II was going on and wanted the citizens to have the security that the government would be there to aid in their endeavors of well-being and happiness without fear or anxiety. The bill’s intention is for the government to have an obligation to provide or find employment, for citizens to have decent homes, medical care and a good education. This meant that citizens would have to be taxed and reorganize wealth on a large scale. “If history were to repeat itself and we were to return to the so-called “normalcy” of the 1920 – then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on the battlefields abroad, we shall have yielded to the spirit of Fascism here at home,” (FDR, 1944.Social security was signed into law by Roosevelt while defeating Hitler as part of his planto relieve some of the fear and anxiety to citizens he signed the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935. “This social security measure gives at least some protect to thirty million of our citizens who will reap direct benefits through unemployment compensation, through old-age
3pensions and through increased services for the protection of children and the prevention of ill health,” (FDRs Statement on Social Security, n.d.).1965The most symbolic health care reform came when President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Medicaid and Medicare to allow those in the poverty status, the elderly, and disabled. These programs are an extension of Social Security. The programs are maintained and managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid assisted states to provide medical care coverage for those with children that were of low-income.