52nd Anniversary of Medicare | July 30, 2017
On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of the United States. Though Medicare and Medicaid started as basic insurance programs for Americans who didn’t have health insurance, they’ve changed over the years to provide more and more Americans with access to the quality and affordable health care they need.
This summer, physicians, nurses, senior citizens and families will mark the 52nd Anniversary of Medicare on July 30 by recognizing the ways in which Medicare transformed the U.S. healthcare system over the past five decades. As U.S. citizens consider the legislative debate about the American Healthcare Act, Affordability Care Act and Single Payer National Healthcare Program HR 676, they’ve shown overwhelming support across the political spectrum for keeping Medicare and Medicaid strong by improving the financial oversight and efficiencies so that these programs will continue as the standard bearers for coverage, quality, and innovation.
Released in 2003, the critically acclaimed book and film Aging in America: The Years Ahead by Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur remains relevant perhaps now more than ever. In recognition of Medicare’s 52nd Anniversary we invite you to purchase this book at a special rate of $20.00 + shipping from now until August 31st.
The book and film may be purchased together at a discounted price to share with your community or colleagues: http://talkingeyesmedia.org/aging-in-america?/aging_book.php
Learn more about the Single Payer National Health Program HR 676 at PNHP.org.
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