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Medicare Trivia

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Happy National Trivia Day!

Here is our top 10 list of Medicare trivia everyone should know.

  1. Medicare Part A helps cover hospital costs.
  2. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law in on July 30, 1965.
  3. Nearly all Americans over age 65 are covered under Medicare today.
  4. Medicare Part D helps cover Prescription Drugs.
  5. You are still eligible for Medicare at age 65 even if your age for full retirement benefits from Social Security is 66.
  6. The Sound of Music won the Academy Award for Best Picture the year that Medicare was enacted (1965).
  7. Harry S. Truman is the first U.S. president to receive a Medicare card.
  8. Medicare Part B helps cover doctors services.
  9. Before Medicare, 48% of Americans 65 and older had no insurance; today, it is 2%.
  10. The Social Security Administration was the agency responsible for administering Medicare from 1965 until 1977.