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    on a notepad in the Oval before leaving for Texas had the word Poverty written several times and highlighted.  Notes are in the JFK Library.

    JFK tried to get his medicare bill thru Congress in '62, falling short by a vote.  He was going to try again.  And why wouldn't he -- it was a key part of his domestic program, and after the expected Dem victory in '64, he would be working with a more liberal Congress.

    Towards the latter half of '63, JFK privately predicted it would take up to 18 months for his entire domestic program to get enacted.  He turned out to be right.

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