Social Security Health Care Programs for the Aged

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Following the passage of the Social Security Act Amendments, Senator Byrd penned this column detailing two new insurance plans established as part of Medicaid. Each benefited Americans aged sixty five and over. Part A, the "Basic Hospital Insurance Plan," provided coverage for inpatient hospital stays, extended care in skilled nursing facilities, home-health visits, and outpatient diagnostic services. Part B, the "Voluntary Supplemental Medical Insurance Plan," provided some coverage for costs associated with services and equipment not included under Part A for a $3 monthly premium.

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Robert C. Byrd. "Social Security Health Care Programs for the Aged." Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers. Accessed 25 June 2019. http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/items/show/189.

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Social Security Health Care Programs for the Aged

Subject

Byrd's Eye View Newspaper Column

Description

Following the passage of the Social Security Act Amendments, Senator Byrd penned this column detailing two new insurance plans established as part of Medicaid. Each benefited Americans aged sixty five and over. Part A, the "Basic Hospital Insurance Plan," provided coverage for inpatient hospital stays, extended care in skilled nursing facilities, home-health visits, and outpatient diagnostic services. Part B, the "Voluntary Supplemental Medical Insurance Plan," provided some coverage for costs associated with services and equipment not included under Part A for a $3 monthly premium.

Creator

Robert C. Byrd

Source

Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers

Publisher

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Date

1965-07-23

Contributor

Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

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English

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