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The 5 Things You Should Know About Medicare

Medicare, the federal government’s health program for people 65 and older, was established 51 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson. The first Medicare card, in fact, was issued to former president Harry Truman. Since then, Medicare has grown tremendously. By the end of 2014, there were over 49 million people receiving health coverage through Medicare, and $597 billion in benefits were paid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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