President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare into law with former President Harry S. Trumanduring a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence. At rear are Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey and former first lady Bess Truman. When Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance.
President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare into law with former President Harry S. Trumanduring a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence. At rear are Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey and former first lady Bess Truman. When Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance. File photo AP
President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare into law with former President Harry S. Trumanduring a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence. At rear are Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey and former first lady Bess Truman. When Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance. File photo AP

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