Johnson Arriving in Independence, Missouri, for Medicare Bill Signing
This photograph shows former president Harry S. Truman at the Kansas City Municipal Airport. Truman was at the airport with President Lyndon B. Johnson, who traveled to Independence, Missouri to sign the Social Security Act Amendments on July 30, 1965. Johnson chose Independence as the location for the signing in order to include Truman, whose administration endeavored to provide national health insurance to Americans. Air Force One, the president's plane, is seen in the background.