Medicare Portability Resources

  1. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman called for a national health insurance fund.
  2. In 1962, President Kennedy introduced a plan to create a healthcare program for older adults using their Social Security contributions, but it wasn't approved by Congress. 
  3. In 1964, former President Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to create the program that is now Medicare. 
  4. The program was signed into law in 1965.

More information on the evolution of the Medicare Program: