Thursday Trivia

By FederalDaily Staff

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Medicare history

Which agency originally administered Medicare?

A. Health Care Financing Administration
B. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
C. Social Security Administration
D. Social and Rehabilitative Service

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Answer: C,  Social Security Administration


“The Social Security Administration was the agency responsible for administering Medicare from 1965 until 1977 when Secretary Califano reorganized HEW and created the Health Care Financing Administration. SSA administered the retirement social insurance program through which most people became eligible for Medicare.”


* Question and answer from CMS. View more CMS Trivia questions from CMS here.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Jul 05, 2018 at 10:16 AM

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