Tag: Social Security Act

Medicare

Medicare

Medicare (Title XVIII) of the Social Security Act is a federal health insurance program inaugurated on July 1, 1966. The program is the major health insurance for those over the age of 65 years of age, who are covered by the Social Security system, regardless of income. Amendments to the Social Security Act in 1972 [...]

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Medicaid

Medicaid

Medicaid was established in 1965 through the Title XIX of the Social Security Act. This federal-state program was developed to finance health care for low-income persons, specifically the categorically needy and the medically needy. Categorically needy are those receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) (now Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and those who [...]

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