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At the very beginning [of the War on Poverty] we had a big Job Corps and we had a Neighborhood Youth Corps and we had Community Action Programs and VISTA. But there was nothing specifically about health. But thank God we did have eyes and we did have ears, so we could see and we could listen ... and what did we find? We found out right away that for the customers, for the consumers, for the poor, health was a matter of primary importance.