Health Care Timeline

Topics: Medicare, Health care, Health insurance Pages: 3 (672 words) Published: April 11, 2013
Associate Level Material
Appendix A: U.S Health Care Timeline

Use the following timeline or create a timeline of your own with eight major events, including the four provided below, from the last 50 years. You may change the dates in the box to match the dates of your events. Include the following in your timeline:

• Medicare and Medicaid
• HIPAA of 1996
• State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
• Prospective Payment System (PPS)

|1906 |The Food and Drug Act was signed by President Roosevelt, and prohibits misbranded and | |Food and Drug Act |adulterated foods, drinks, and drugs from being on the market ("Us Food And Drug | | |Administration", 2012). There have been 24 significant amendments to this act | | |throughout the century. This later creates the all powerful Food and Drug | | |Administration. | |1935 |Signed on August 14th by President Roosevelt started the Development of a federal | |Social Security Act |program and created the Social Security Act. This was to provide those over the age of| | |65 or disabled with health care coverage and monthly funds. The Act also funds | | |vocational rehabilitation, public health services, and child welfare services. | |1965 |Signed by President Johnson, Medicare and Medicaid were created with amendments made | |Medicare and Medicaid |to the Social Security Act. | | |Medicare provides health services to those over 65 years or...
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