President Johnson signed Medicare bill

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, which provided federal health insurance for poor Americans and those over 65.

Learn more about health care in the US from the Social Security Administration.

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