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50 Years Ago Today

July 30, 2015

On July 30, 1965, LBJ signed legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid. N.Y. Times front page the next day declares “PRESIDENT SIGNS MEDICARE BILL; PRAISES TRUMAN — He Flies to Independence, Mo., to Hold Ceremonies at Presidential Library — 20-YEAR CAMPAIGN ENDS — Social Security to Provide Medical Care for Americans Over 65.”   You can see the front page here.

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Vice-President Hubert Humphrey checks the time as LBJ sings the bill into law.

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