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50th Anniversary Medicare and Medicaid

August 1, 2015

50th Anniversary Meicare and Medicaid

“Before Social Security, too many seniors lived in poverty. Before Medicare, only half had some form of health insurance. Before Medicaid, parents often had no help covering the cost of care for a child with a disability. But as Americans, we declared that our citizens deserve a basic measure of security and dignity. And today, the poverty rate for seniors is less than half of what it was 50 years ago. Every American over 65 has access to affordable health care. And today, we’re finally finishing the job—since I signed the Affordable Care Act into law, the uninsured rate for all Americans has fallen by about one-third.” —President Obama on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid: http://go.wh.gov/XU78ST

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