Sorry about my somewhat cyncical attitude
Would offer that the roar over ACA is nothing different…
I recall that there was a certain segment of the government who was somewhat opposed to Medicare and its implementation in the Mid 60’s, (Suspect the same was true for Social Security but that is somewhat ancient history)
The Mid 60’s and Mid 30’s was before computers ran our entire life and way before the 24/7 news feeds, so the political activity was somewhat limited…
In 2005 and 2006 there was at least as much of political noise over Medicare Part D, somewhat different dynamics than now,
The people directly affected by Both Medicare laws were/are in fact much more likely to vote. And since our system is all about getting elected….