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Robert M. Ball

Ball safeguarded Social Security and helped create Medicare

Robert M. Ball served as the commissioner of the Social Security Administration under three presidents: John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Over the years Ball not only protected the system from political opponents who wanted to dismantle it or privatize it, but also managed to extend its reach and add cost-of-living increases to benefits. … Back to Article

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