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Medicare changes coming for seniors

Posted on May 16, 2013

Friday, July 30, marks the 45th anniversary of the Medicare program. On this date in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid bill into law in the presence of former President Harry Truman, who received the first Medicare card at the ceremony. Nearly 19 million beneficiaries followed Truman and enrolled in Medicare in the first year of the program. Today more than 45 million Americans are enrolled, including an estimated 95,161 in Fulton County, making Medicare the nation’s largest health insurance program. While Medicare has evolved in many... Read More