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Signing the Medicare Bill

July 30, 1965
Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson, seated left, signed the Medicare Bill at the Harry S. Truman Library as, from left, Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, former President Harry Truman, and former First Lady Bess Truman watched. This bill-covering many health care expenses for senior citizens-was a part of LBJ's ambitious domestic agenda known as The Great Society.

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