1965 – President Johnson signs Medicare into law

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, former President Harry Truman was enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary and received the first Medicare card.

Johnson wanted to recognize Truman, who, in 1945, had become the first president to propose national health insurance, an initiative that was opposed at the time by Congress.

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GOP Lawmakers Who Spent July 4 In Moscow | grassrootsdempolitics.com

The Month of July is almost over and we still have no idea why these 8 Americans who live, trade, and invest …using taxpayer money would do this … shouldn’t there be some sort of hearing … AND who paid for this trip, how many trips and why were they there on the 4th of July?

This has been swept under a dirty rug … please ask your members or Congress to clarify what this group of GOP was doing in Russia on July 4, 2018

~ Nativegrl77