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Medicare: A Major Health Policy in United States

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Financial liability associated with illness is a huge burden which can result in lack in proper medical care. Only half of old age people had health insurance. The U.S. Federal government initiated a social Insurance Program, one of its most significant success stories called MEDICARE to meet its objectives of providing affordable healthcare. Its objectives included ( i) to create awareness about the financial risk associated with illness throughout the society , (ii) guarantee Americans aged 65 and above and younger people with disabilities proper medical access to health insurance initially, (iii) issue a MEDICARE HEALTH INSURANCE CARD to the benefiter to help them avail its benefits .
Medicare policy is in vogue for over forty years and has brought tremendous changes in the society and created a better place to live in . This can be seen by the fact that Medicare in the year 2010 has provided health insurance to around 48 million people
In the year 1965, under the leadership of President Johnson under the Social Security Act , the social health programme was given the title of Medicare which at its inception provided health insurance to people of the age 65 and above .
The US Federal Government made several changes in the policy and created a better society with an increased life expectancy. The increase in the life expectancy can be evidenced because of the following reasons: (i)better medical services provided at later stages of their life.(ii) science and medicine has advanced a lot. (iii) increasing participation by private companies to give medical Insurance Coverage . (iv) coverage of younger people.
Medicare started with providing insurance to the legal residents of US aged...

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... benefits so that more and more people can be benefited from it.
To implement the recommendations the Federal Government has to from time to time amend its policies and private corporations has to formulate new policies to get maximum coverage , awareness so that its benefits can reach out to more .

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