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“It’s a Great Bill, Mr. President”


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Shortly after the Ways and Means Committee reported the Medicare bill to the House, Under Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare [HEW] Wilbur J. Cohen explained to President Johnson the changes in the bill. In this excerpt, Cohen focused on the section covering physician costs, which had been adapted at the last minute from a Republican alternative bill. 


March 23, 1965
Oval Office

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