With an overwhelming Democratic majority in both houses, with Republicans confining their criticism more to methods than to goals, with a marked absence of the legislature's traditional hostility to the White House, the 89th Congress—under Lyndon Johnson's prodding—has compiled a truly astonishing record of accomplishment:

Passed by Senate & House

MEDICARE. Provides hospitalization and other medical services starting next July for all persons 65 and over. The basic benefit is 60 days of free hospital care, after the patient pays the first $40. Another benefit is a maximum of 100 days in a nursing...

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