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In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He is there to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Get the full story.