Social Security Act Amendments, “Medicare”, Page 1

Act of July 30, 1965 (Social Security Amendments of 1965 - "Medicare"), Public Law 89-97, 79 STAT 286, which provided a hospital insurance program for the aged under the Social Security Act with a supplementary medical benefits program and an expanded program of medical assistance, to increase benefits under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance System, and to improve the Federal-State public assistance programs. July 30, 1965. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. National Archives)