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

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 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

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

President Johnson Signs Medicare Bill

703 Views
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

User Created Clips from This Video