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What to know about the history and future of Medicare

February 21, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Medicare came into effect in 1965, with the intention of providing older adults in the United States with affordable health insurance. 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) note that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill that launched the Medicare program on July 30, 1965

The program initially offered only hospital and medical insurance. Later, it expanded to provide prescription drug coverage, supplemental insurance, and a wider choice of health plans. Coverage also increased to include previously excluded groups of people.

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