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“$400 Million’s Not Going to Separate Us”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

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Discussing the just-reported Medicare bill with House Ways and Means Committee chair Wilbur D. Mills [D–Arkansas], President Johnson explained his willingness to spend more on the program than previously planned, arguing that “$400 million’s not going to separate us friends when it’s for health.” 

 

Date:
March 23, 1965
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6503-11-7141

Conversation Participants