Medicare and Medicaid Forty-nine Years and Stronger

happy anniversaryToday marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law.  More than 52 million people are now covered by Medicare and more than 60 million people by Medicaid.  These programs have improved the length as well as the quality of life for countless Americans over the years, providing health and economic security to the most vulnerable in our nation.

Click here to read today’s U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ blog post by Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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