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FILE - In this July 30, 1965, file photo President Lyndon B. Johnson, left, with former Pres. Harry S. Truman at his side, uses the last of many pens to complete the signing of the Medicare Bill into law at ceremonies at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. John signed Medicare for people age 65 and older and Medicaid for the poor into law. His legendary arm-twisting and a Congress dominated by his fellow Democrats succeeded in creating the kind of landmark health care programs that eluded his predecessors. At rear from left are Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and former first lady Bess Truman. (AP Photo/File)