Back to Up to Us: NYU

Which president created Medicare?

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (38% people answered this)
  • John F. Kennedy (15% people answered this)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (46% people answered this)

26 people answered.


Correct answer is: Lyndon B. Johnson

Johnson created Medicare as part of his "Great Society" vision for America. Learn more about the history of Medicare on the government website SSA here:


New York University is participating in Up to Us, a nationwide competition to educate and engage campus communities on the issue of our federal government’s long-term debt. NYU is competing with 9 other schools—such as Brown, Georgetown, and U Texas—to win this nonpartisan competition. First prize is $10,000 and the judging panel includes George Stephanopoulos, Chelsea Clinton, Erskine Bowles, and Alan Simpson.  Up to Us is a partnership between Net Impact, Clinton Global Initiative University, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation ( If Up to Us: NYU wins, we will be donating the prize to charity, such as Food Bank of NYC or Hurricane Sandy relief.
Our campaign will kick off on 1/28. Keep an eye out for our tabling and programming events! Participate in our Great Giveaway to win prizes such as giftcards to your favorite local restaurants. 

Today, approximately 100 million Americans are covered by Medicare and Medicaid, the program for low income Americans. 

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