Telegram to the Director, American Hospital Association, on Preparations for Medicare.
THANK YOU for your telegram. I am grateful to the American Hospital Association for its outstanding effort to prepare for Medicare. I am confident that you measure up to the noble challenge of the days ahead.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
[Mr. Edwin L. Crosby, 840 North Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Ill.]
Note: The President's telegram was in response to Mr. Crosby's telegram of June 30, 1966, in which the latter stated that for more than a year the American Hospital Association had been working diligently with Government officials to prepare the Nation's hospital system to carry out the provisions of the Health Insurance for the Aged Act (Public Law 89-97, 79 Stat. 290), effective July 1, 1966. The complete text of Mr. Crosby's telegram is printed in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (vol. 2, p. 890).
The telegrams were read by Bill D. Moyers, Special Assistant to the President, at his news conference at 11:03 a.m., on Friday, July 1, 1966, at San Antonio, Texas. They were not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Telegram to the Director, American Hospital Association, on Preparations for Medicare. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/238552