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Medicaid/Medicare 50th Anniversary

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Medicare and Medicaid!!!
Happy 50th Birthday
Medicaid
Medicare
Who is covered?*
Law as of 1965
Children and Parents
People over the age of 65
People with diabilities
Adults without dependent children
Pregnant Women
*Must meet eligibility requirements
People Who Are Blind or Disabled
*Medicare enrollment from 2012 **Medicaid Enrollment from April 2014
Enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid by State
More People Have Access to Health Insurance
SOURCES:
Kaiser Family Foundation, "Medicaid at 50", May 2015, http://files.kff.org/attachment/report-medicaid-at-50
The United States uninsured rate gradually dropped 10% after Medicare and Medicaid were implemented. After the second Open Enrollment Period on the Health Insurance Marketplace (March 2015) that percentage is the lowest on record. (10% of non-elderly adults are uninsured.)
For more information, check out the Covering Kids & Families Blog: https://ckfwi.wordpress.com/
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