When Medicare started in 1966, known today as the “original Medicare,” it only included providing health insurance to individuals over 65. For almost 20 years prior, Presidents of the United States were calling on Congress and Americans to support subsidized healthcare for seniors. Since the inception of the system, the government has amended the program numerous times to be more encompassing, offer additional services, and better serve Americans. Just as history has proven, healthcare for our seniors will likely continue evolve over the years, and hopefully continue to improve. Our advice is to state up-to-date with information, utilize topic experts, and remain flexible. If you follow these guidelines, you will likely be able to utilize the system to best meet your needs.
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