President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Daily Diary for July 30, 1965, Page 6

From President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Daily Diary for July 30, 1965, the day he signed Public Law 89-97, Social Security Amendments of 1965, which created the Medicare program of health care benefits for those over the age of 65. He signed the Act in Independence, Missouri, in the presence of Harry S. Truman. July 30, 1965. (Photo courtesy of Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, U.S. National Archives)