(This column appeared in Steamboat Today on Aug. 17, 2011)
By Bob Semro
Steamboat Springs – July 30, 1965, was a milestone date in American history. On that day 46 years ago, the Social Security Act of 1965 was signed into law. That legislation introduced two new programs, Medicare and Medicaid. We take them for granted now, without realizing how much they have achieved and how much we rely on them.