Sunday, May 1, 2011

When did Medicare Start?

On Facebook, Medicare Answers From Connie asked:  When did Medicare Start?

July 1, 1966 - 7 people chose this one
April 30, 1942 - 2 people chose this one
In 1814, AFTER we took a little trip with Col. Jackson down the mighty Mississip - 0 people chose this one

July 1, 1966 is the correct answer! President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Program in to law on July 30, 1965 and beneficiaries began receiving benefits the next year. Thank you for participating!