This Day in History: 1966-03-31
This was the deadline for the initial enrollment for the new Medicare program. All those 65 or older had to enroll separately for the two plans or have to wait a year and a half and pay a premium 10% higher. Plan A which covered hospital costs and was free, Plan B covered doctor bills and cost $3.00 per month. Those eligible were reminded that you did not have to be on social security to receive Medicare and were warned not to drop their private medical coverage until July 1st when the new plan went into effect.