After 49 years, Medicaid, Medicare have given dignity to millions

July 30, 2014 4:33 PM

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After 49 years, Medicaid, Medicare have given dignity to millions

In 1965, almost half of America’s seniors had no health insurance. For the men and women who survived two world wars and the Great Depression, retirement often meant insecurity and hopelessness. Our nation’s seniors reached their most medically vulnerable years with few, and sometimes no, health care options.

That’s why, after decades of failed attempts to right this wrong, the establishment of Medicare and Medicaid wasn’t just health care reform, it was a turning point in our nation’s history.

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