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Basic info: Medicare 101

A look at the safety net protecting nearly 50 million senior citizens

  • March 4, 2015

Medicare is a federal health insurance program created to provide a safety net for America’s senior citizens. Now expanded to cover seniors plus enrollees who meet special criteria, the program is the largest single health care payer in the nation. And, although its costs and outcomes were hotly debated during the recent health reform debate, Medicare remains a wildly popular program with Americans approaching the age of eligibility.

What is Medicare?

What is Medicare?

March 4, 2015 – Medicare is the federal health insurance program created in 1965 to provide health coverage for Americans aged 65 and older. The program… Read more

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A brief history of Medicare in America

March 4, 2015 – How and why was Medicare launched? Credit goes to President Harry S. Truman and his administration for making the idea of government-led… Read more

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Medicare and health reform

March 4, 2015 – The health reform law produced a long list of provisions intended to contain Medicare costs while increasing revenue, improving and… Read more