President Lyndon B. Johnson's Press Release Calling for a Hospital Insurance Program

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In this press release of January 7, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that “this year is the year when… Congress should enact a hospital insurance program for the aged” and outlined major features of the program. Representative Cecil King (D-CA) and Senator Clinton Anderson (D-NM) introduced identical administration-backed bills, H.R. 1 and S. 1, that gave the president everything he requested. The bills also gave liberal Democrats what they had fought for in Congress for years: hospital care for persons 65 and older financed by an increase in the Social Security payroll tax.

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. "President Lyndon B. Johnson's Press Release Calling for a Hospital Insurance Program." President Lyndon B. Johnson's Press Release Calling for a Hospital Insurance Program, January 7, 1965; “HR 1, King of California, 10 of 10” folder, Box 14; Committee on Ways and Means; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.. Accessed 19 June 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/192.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson's Press Release Calling for a Hospital Insurance Program

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Medicare Act of 1965

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In this press release of January 7, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that “this year is the year when… Congress should enact a hospital insurance program for the aged” and outlined major features of the program. Representative Cecil King (D-CA) and Senator Clinton Anderson (D-NM) introduced identical administration-backed bills, H.R. 1 and S. 1, that gave the president everything he requested. The bills also gave liberal Democrats what they had fought for in Congress for years: hospital care for persons 65 and older financed by an increase in the Social Security payroll tax.

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Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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President Lyndon B. Johnson's Press Release Calling for a Hospital Insurance Program, January 7, 1965; “HR 1, King of California, 10 of 10” folder, Box 14; Committee on Ways and Means; 89th Congress; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, RG 233; National Archives.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-01-07

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Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

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