Medicare Basics History Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 196

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who first proposed social insurance for the old in 1912?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • C. 

      Harry Truman

    • D. 

      George Bush Sr

  • 2. 
    When was Medicare signed into Law?
    • A. 

      July 30th, 1912

    • B. 

      July 30th, 1965

    • C. 

      July 30th, 1966

    • D. 

      July 30th, 1977

  • 3. 
    Who signed Medicare into Law?
    • A. 

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B. 

      George Bush Senior

    • C. 

      Lyndon Johnson

    • D. 

      Harry Truman

  • 4. 
    President Harry and First Lady Bess Truman were the first Medicare Beneficiaries. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Medicare was signed into law on July 30th, 1965, when did Medicare coverage begin for all those ages 65 and older? 
    • A. 

      July 31st, 1965

    • B. 

      July 1st, 1966

  • 6. 
    How many people initially enrolled in Medicare?
    • A. 

      7 million

    • B. 

      11 million

    • C. 

      19 million

    • D. 

      36 million

  • 7. 
    Today, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) oversees Medicare, what government agency originally oversaw Medicare from 1966-1977?
  • 8. 
    Social Security Amendments of October 1972 added coverage for people under 65 with ESRD and long term disabilities 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    When was the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) signed into law?
    • A. 

      June 1st, 2007

    • B. 

      October 10th, 2008

    • C. 

      March 23rd, 2010

    • D. 

      April 14th, 2012

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