viernes, 31 de julio de 2015

Half a Century of Medicare and Medicaid

Dept. of Health & Human Services
July 30, 2015
By: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary
Before Medicare and Medicaid were created 50 years ago, our nation was a very different place for many.
Seniors had to rely on strained savings or their families’ goodwill to get by. Those who had neither were left to a life of poverty and insecurity.
Families, even children, were at the mercy of charity and chance when it came to their health.
And those with disabilities struggled to get any care at all.
Medicare and Medicaid put an end to this injustice and transformed health care in our country. No other program has changed the lives of so many of our families, friends, and neighbors. No other program has given so many hope.
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