A middle-aged husband, father, bibliophile and history enthusiast commenting to no one in particular.
Presidential pensions were instituted in 1958 because it was known that Harry Truman was rather cash poor. When Medicare was instituted, the inaugural ceremony included Harry and Bess signing up as the first two enrollees. The insurance was beneficial to them. Note, they didn't have any Secret Service protection until 1965, in spite of him having survived an assassination attempt in 1950 (during which a police officer was shot dead). Truman was the issue of the Prendergast machine in Kansas City, but thought it unseemly for the retired President to cash in with speaking fees and board seats.
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