A 1962 video of an American Medical Association representative arguing against Medicare.

The speaker here is likely Dr. Ed Annis, President of the AMA and outspoken opponent of Medicare. President Kennedy was assassinated before the debates over the King-Anderson Medicare bill were completed. President Johnson successfully advocated for the creation of Medicare, a federal program launched in 1966 that provides health insurance to those who are disabled or those who are sixty-five or older who have paid into the system through a payroll tax.