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Medicare Turns 48

A brief history of the program from Truman and LBJ to today

En español | On July 30, 1965, at a public ceremony in Independence, Mo., President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law. … Back to Article

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MEDICARE BECOMES LAW: President Johnson signs the Medicare bill on July 30, 1965. He presents the first Medicare card to former president Harry S. Truman, calling him, "The real Daddy of Medicare."

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