In honor of Medicare’s 50th Anniversary, test how much do you know about the Medicare program. No cheating! Question 1At what age does someone become eligible for Medicare? 55 62 65 72 Question 2What famous figure in American history received the first Medicare card? Harry Truman Babe Ruth Groucho Marx Helen Keller Question 3What is the name of the federal agency that runs Medicare? FCC ASAP MMSA CMS Question 4How many people in the U.S. are currently enrolled in Medicare? Fewer than 10 million About 35 million About 52 million About 74 million Question 5Who was president of the U.S. when Medicare was enacted? Theodore Roosevelt Lyndon Johnson Franklin Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Question 6What is unique about the Medicare Toll Free Number? All of their hold music is sung by Neil Diamond You can call 1-800-Medicare 24 hours a day /7 days a week. It is only closed on federal holidays. The call center is only open for three hours a day. At night. Every 10th caller will be personally assisted by a cast member of Downton Abbey.