Medicare turns 50 but Americans still have a lot to learn

July 30, 2015 7:52 PM

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Medicare, the landmark health insurance program for those 65 and older, turned 50 on Thursday.

Some 55.2 million Americans are enrolled in the program and 91% of them, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released this month, say their experiences with the insurance have been positive.

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