Medicare and Medicare Hmo's

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Medicare and Medicare Hmo's

Cherie Kinney

Medicare and Medicare HMO’s
There are four different parts of the Medicare program that are offered to enrollees. These four parts are Medicare part A, Medicare part B, Medicare part C and Medicare part D. Each special part offers coverage for different services, costs and out of pocket options for today’s healthcare. This is an attempt to sum up what is the “web we have woven” that we call “Medicare”.
Medicare is a U.S. health insurance program that is referred to as a “social insurance program” supervised by the United States of America government. This is a form of   healthcare insurance provided to cover people who are:   65 and over, under 65 whom are disabled/meet certain prerequisites or suffer from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Medicare was primarily an amendment to social security legislation signed into law on July 30, 1965, by then President Lyndon B. Johnson. [6] This is why the Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for all aspects of ascertaining whom is eligible and whom is not.   Additionally they are responsible for processing the premiums. That same day after LBJ signed the directive there was a ceremony in which former President Harry S. Truman was signed on as the first Medicare beneficiary and he was presented with the first Medicare card. [6]     In contrast to that that first card, in 1965 the numbers for 2007 showed there were 44,009,689   signed up for Medicare benefits. [4] What’s funny about the fact of the former president Truman   being the first card totter is that it was   originally he,   Harry S. Truman whom in 1945 envisions a “Medicare” type answer but congress were skeptical about having “socialized medicine.” It’s nice to know that he got to see that his ideas were indeed eventually realized. [1] Throughout the years Medicare’s costs, coverage’s, plans and options have changed and been shaped with each of the shifting of generations needs.
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