Document for Today, July 30th:
Social Security Act Amendments
This act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. The signing took place at the Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO, with former President Truman present in order to recognize his early effort to establish a national health insurance program. The act established Medicare, a health insurance program for the elderly, and Medicaid, a health insurance program for the poor.
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