This excerpt includes 10 grammatical errors, each having to do with a verb conjugation. The error could be the helping or the main verb in a clause: The U.S. Congress passes legislation to...

This excerpt includes 10 grammatical errors, each having to do with a verb conjugation. The error could be the helping or the main verb in a clause:

The U.S. Congress passes legislation to establish a federally funded health insurance program for aged persons in 1965. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, also known as Medicare, is being made into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The first recipient of Medicare benefits was former President Harry S. Truman, who receives his card at the bill-signing ceremony. Medicare soon becomes the larges single healthcare payer in the United States. Currently, Medicare has provided coverage for more than 40 million Americans. Many expected enrollment in Medicare to almost double by 2031. This increase was partly because of the huge generation of baby boomers, who begins to turn 65 in 2010. But Medicare itself expands as well. Initially, Medicare coverage was only available to American citizens over the age of 65, but recently coverage is extending to many other with long-term conditions.

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The U.S. Congress passes legislation to establish a federally funded health insurance program for aged persons in 1965. Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, also known as Medicare, is being made into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The first recipient of Medicare benefits was former President Harry S. Truman, who receives his card at the bill-signing ceremony. Medicare soon becomes the largest single healthcare payer in the United States. Currently, Medicare has provided coverage for more than 40 million Americans. Many expected enrollment in Medicare to almost double by 2031. This increase was partly because of the huge generation of baby boomers, who begins to turn 65 in 2010. But Medicare itself expands as well. Initially, Medicare coverage was only available to American citizens over the age of 65, but recently coverage is extending to many others with long-term conditions.

  1. passes: "The U.S. Congress passed legislation"
  2. is being: "known as Medicare, was made into law"
  3. receives: "who received his card"
  4. becomes: "Medicare soon became the largest single healthcare payer"
  5. has provided: "Medicare provides coverage"
  6. expected: "Many expect enrollment"
  7. was: "This increase is partly because of the huge generation of baby boomers"
  8. begins: "who began to turn 65 in 2010"
  9. expands: "Medicare itself has expanded"
  10. is extending: "coverage was extended to many others"