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Medicare allows for free or discounted healthcare to anyone 65 or older. Someone with Medicare only has to pay a small copay for the insurance.
In 1966 the federal government introduced medicare as a way to help the elderly.
Here's a story of how medicare helped a couple get by when tragedy struck. This is how Medicare helped an elderly couple avoid disaster.
Here are the characters and the story involved.
Stan White is a 73 year old retired carpenter who just enjoys spending time with his wife.
Martha White is a 71 year old housewife with not much to do except look after her husband.
Later on Stan fell down the stairs breaking his hip in the process. Stan would need a replacement that the couple couldn't afford without health insurance.
Because Stan paid into the system he was able to apply for medicare and he only had to pay a fraction of what he would have had to pay without it.
Soon Stan was getting used to walking with his new hip.
Luckily the family had enough saved up to get back on their feet after the replacement.
To improve their quality of life the family continued to live life the same but, with more cation involved so this couldnt happen again.
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