Celebrating Medicare’s 50th Birthday

On July 30th, demonstrations all across the country will herald the 50th birthday of Medicare. The LWVA Health Care Committee will join with other organizations in the area to plan a joyful demonstration on July 30th. We will ask local legislators and other elected officials to join us in this celebration.

Medicare is one of the most highly regarded social programs in the United States. It provides health insurance for the vast majority of people over 65 and those with disabilities. Without Medicare, many people over 65 would forgo getting medical treatment due to the cost of health care, and many people over 65 would be forced into bankruptcy because of medical bills.

The League of Women Voters supports the drive to PROTECT, IMPROVE and EXPAND [PIE] Medicare to all.