Discuss how Medicare has evolved to accommodate the changing needs

 

  1. Discuss how Medicare has evolved to accommodate the changing needs of society. Do not just go through the timeline – read the materials, think about how society has changed, and explain how Medicare has changed to meet those needs.
  2. Discuss the impact of health care reform initiatives on Medicare/Medicaid.

 Here’s an overview of the Medicare Timeline, adapted from the Medicare Chart Book 2005 at http://www.kff.org/medicare/7284.cfm