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8 Headlines Showing Medicare's Launch Was A Lot Smoother Than Obamacare's

The popular entitlement program signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson had a way more graceful start than the troubled launch of Obamacare.

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5. "17 Million Seniors Sign Up For Medicare Benefits"

The Evening Independent

"The Social Security Administration reported today that more than 17-million Americans -- 90 per cent of those eligible -- paid $3 each to sign up for Medicare benefits."

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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