Medicare

The Medicare program provides healthcare coverage for seniors over the age of 65 and many disabled individuals. Since the program was implemented in 1966, the number of Medicare beneficiaries has increased from 19 million to 40 million. By 2030, Medicare is projected cover more than 77 million people. Despite the dramatic growth in the program and continuing advances in medical practice, the Medicare benefit package has changed very little during the past 35 years.