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Medicare by Tanya Feke

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CHAPTER1

History of Medicare

In This Chapter

  • The principles behind Medicare
  • How Medicare differs from Medicaid
  • Important advances in Medicare
  • What to expect from Medicare today

Summarizing Medicare is not an easy feat. The government program has evolved considerably over the last half-century, making it difficult to keep tabs on all the details. This chapter will look at how and why the program began and cover some of the major milestones in its development. Understanding where we have been and where we are going with Medicare will make it easier for you to get the most out of it.

Medicare in a Nutshell

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