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Jul 30

Pres Johnson signs into law Medicaid & Medicare 1965

July 30

The Social Security Amendments of 1965, Pub.L. 89–97, 79 Stat. 286, enacted July 30, 1965, was legislation in the United States whose most important provisions resulted in creation of two programs: Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation initially provided federal health insurance for the elderly (over 65) and for poor families.

A brief history of Medicare in America


July 30