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What problem was the Medicare program created to solve?

A. The lack of health care for low-income families.

B. The lack of health care for older people.

C. The lack of food for low-income families.

D. The lack of housing for older people.

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Answer: B. The lack of health care for older people.

The Medicare program was created solely to help in the provision of medical insurance to people over the age of sixty-five. This program was formulated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on the 30th of July, 1965. This bill, popularly known as the Medicare bill was signed alongside Medicaid, which gave medical insurance to the poor. Before this bill was signed, so many older Americans were not served well in the insurance market. After this bill, older Americans utilized the insurance scheme and this was a huge first step towards achieving optimal health care for all.

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