Image description: Today in 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare into law. President Truman became its first beneficiary and got the first Medicare card.
This photo shows Johnson signing the Medicare law. Shown with the President (on the right in the photo) are (left to right) Mrs. Johnson; former President Harry Truman; Vice-President Hubert Humphrey; and Mrs. Truman.
Photo courtesy of LBJ Presidential Library.