Listen to the fear-mongering in this 1961 recording made for the American Medical Association's "Operation Coffee Cup" lobbying campaign!
The GOP opposed Medicare back then (and now), and Ronald Reagan lead the charge. Commies and socialists were right over the hill. Could death camps be far away?
Of course. it was all nonsense then, same as it is now.
Medicare is what kept your parents and grandparents alive, and it was the affordable health care program that kept your parents from going broke paying your grandparents doctor bills.