10. Health Care

  1. Mitchell B. Lerner
  1. Larry DeWitt1 and
  2. Edward D. Berkowitz2

Published Online: 19 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch10

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

How to Cite

DeWitt, L. and Berkowitz, E. D. (2011) Health Care, in A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson (ed M. B. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S. Social Security Administration, USA

  2. 2

    George Washington University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333893

Online ISBN: 9781444347494



  • health care;
  • politics and public policy;
  • Americans, to afford elements of modern life;
  • the war on disease;
  • chronic diseases, not yielding to “…Johnson treatment”;
  • American Medical Association (AMA);
  • The Capstones, medicare and medicaid;
  • Lyndon Johnson and health care


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Policy is Personal

  • The War on Disease

  • The Capstones: Medicare and Medicaid

  • The Post-1965 Period

  • Historiography: Standard and Revisionist

  • Summing Up Johnson and Health Care

  • References

  • Further Reading