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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Johnson, 1963

On July 30, 1965, US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law. Medicare now covers tens of millions of Americans. Johnson gave the first two Medicare cards to former President Harry S. Truman and his wife Bess after signing the Medicare bill at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.

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