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Guaranteeing Health Care for the Elderly

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The Medicare Act, 1965
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The Medicare Act, 1965

This official copy of the Medicare Act bears the signatures of the Speaker of the House, the Vice President and the President. The notation of the place, date, and time of the signing is unusual. The president’s uneven signature results from his using multiple pens—gifts to key sponsors of the bill.

General Records of the U.S. Government, National Archives and Records Administration