President Johnson Signs Medicare Bill

Newsreel footage was shown of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing a Medicare bill into law on July 30, 1965. That legislation was part… read more

Newsreel footage was shown of President Lyndon Baines Johnson signing a Medicare bill into law on July 30, 1965. That legislation was part of President Johnson’s “Great Society” initiative. President Harry S. Truman had previously pushed lawmakers to create a national health insurance plan. At the bill-signing ceremony at the Truman Presidential Library, President Johnson enrolled former President Truman as the first Medicare beneficiary and presented him with the nation’s first Medicare card. close

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President Johnson Signs Medicare Bill

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Program ID:
299359-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Independence, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 2011
Last Aired:
May 23, 2011

Airing Details

  • May 21, 2011 | 12:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2011 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2011 | 5:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2011 | 5:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 23, 2011 | 1:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 23, 2011 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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