President Johnson signs Medicare bill 50 years ago this hour (July 30 1965)

Video: '7/30/65: LBJ Signs Medicare Bill'

(Friday, July 30, 1965, 2:55 p.m. CDT) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson flew to Independence, Missouri, today and signed into law Medicare, a national social insurance program for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system, in a moving tribute to former President Harry S. Truman.

Video: 'LBJ signs the Medicare Bill, July 30, 1965. MP330 and MP334.'

Video: 'American Experience Lyndon B Johnson PBS Documentary' (July 30, 1965, at 40:56)

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