Lyndon Baines Johnson signs medicare and medicaid bill in 1965

A Brief History of Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30th, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill that would lead to the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid. Back then, the program included Medicare Part A, hospital insurance, and Medicare Part B, medical insurance. Today, Parts A and B are called “Original Medicare”, and continue to help Americans with their healthcare costs.