During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt placed wage controls on companies

preventing them from offering higher pay when competing for workers.  The companies overcame

this obstacle by offering richer benefits to workers.  One of the most valuable of those benefits

was health insurance.  This encouraged many women to join the workforce.
 
President Harry S. Truman observed this and noticed

the improvement in people’s lives and productivity

when they received good medical coverage.  After the

War he tried for many years to establish a National

Health Insurance Plan, and although he was not

successful he inspired professionals in the Social

Security Administration to work on a medical program

for people aged 65 and older.


This evolved into "Medicare" which President Lyndon

Johnson signed into law in 1965.

Former President Truman was the first to enroll.
 
 
 
 
Medicare PART A paid a portion of the cost of

HOSPITAL,  SKILLED NURSING,  AND BLOOD OR DERIVATIVES


Medicare PART B paid a portion of the cost of

DOCTORS OFFICE VISITS,  EMERGENCY ROOM,  SURGEON,  ANESTHETIST,  ASSISTANT SURGEON

FEES,  RADIOLOGY,  PATHOLOGY,  AMBULANCE, OUTPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE,

DOCTOR VISITS IN HOSPITAL


Over the years, the Medicare program continued to evolve and became available to more people.

Additional benefits were developed and added to the program:

For example,

          1972   Chiropractic services, speech therapy and physical therapy.

                      Disabled people under 65 became eligible for benefits.

          1982   Hospice benefits.

          1984   Federal Employees including “The President”, Members of Congress

                      and the Federal Judiciary were added as qualified recipients.

          1989   Mammograms and Pap Smears.

          2006   Part D Prescription Drugs


As Medicare was not intended to pay the entire cost of medical services, something was required to

fill the gap in coverage, so insurance policies called Medicare Supplements were developed.

As time went by Medicare paid less and less of the costs, resulting in the development of improved

supplements that covered the ever increasing gap.  Today the most popular supplement is Plan F
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