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date: 04 December 2020

Cohen, Wilburlocked

(1913–1987)
  • Roland L. GuyotteRoland L. GuyotteUniversity of Minnesota, Morris

Summary

Wilbur Cohen (1913–1987) was secretary of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and chief architect of Medicare and Medicaid. He drafted the Social Security Act and, from the 1930s to the 1980s, developed its scope and defended it from cutbacks.

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