Medicare and Medicaid - Medicare and Medicaid Since 1912...

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Medicare and Medicaid Since 1912 the presidents were trying to get health insurance for Americans but were unsuccessful. It wasn’t until 1965 when Medicare and Medicaid was first established and signed into law by President B. Johnson. In the past Medicare had a part A that covered 65 and older and part B for other seniors when Medicaid was created to provide insurance for people below the poverty line. Over the years Medicare has expanded its program and more people became eligible. Medicare didn’t cover elderly people with disabilities and end stage of renal disease until the 1970’s. People younger than the age of 65 became eligible for Medicare in the early 2000 if they were diagnosed with (ALS). When George Bush became president he started a prescription drug plan were Medicare patients didn’t have to pay out-of-pocket. Medicaid was created to provide medical and long-term care for low-income people who couldn’t afford health insurance. When Medicaid first started in 1965 it wasn’t available to all 50
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  • Summer '13
  • momanyi
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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