The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversaw Medicare from 1966-1977. In 1977, Health Secretary Joseph Califano reorganized the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) and formed the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and management of both Medicare and Medicaid were moved into HCFA. About 1,500 SSA employees were transferred to HCFA.
Who Was the First Person to Enroll in Medicare?
Who Was the First Person to Suggest That a Program Like Medicare Was Needed?
Which President Signed Legislation Establishing the Medicare Program for the Elderly and Medicaid for the Needy?
When Was the Health Care Finance Administration (HCFA) Renamed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)?