Friday, February 22, 2013

Video: The Story of Medicare

Fifty million elderly and disabled Americans, including 3 million Texans, depend on Medicare for their health insurance. But what exactly is Medicare, and how did it come to be what it is now? To get the big picture of the program’s history, the Kaiser Family Foundation created a seven-minute video timeline that “highlights the Medicare program’s evolution from its origins to the current day.”

Watch the video below to see how Medicare developed and changed over time, and how present-day troubles threaten the viability of its future.

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