Tuesday, July 31, 2012

. . .an interesting factoid

I somehow, very much by accident, learned that yesterday (July 30th) was the 47th anniversary of Medicare.

I thought, "that's cool. A government program that really does work to help people."
And maybe, if I live long enough, in another half dozen years I'll get some too.

But that's not the interesting part.
In the picture, LBJ is signing Medicare into law and at the table with him is former president Harry S. Truman.

The "interesting factoid" is that once LBJ had signed Medicare into law, he gave Truman the first ever
Medicare card.

I just thought that was cool.

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