Medicare's 49th Birthday: The importance of continuing to improve access

July 30th, 2014 is the historic anniversary of the inception of Medicare, a public healthcare insurance program that provides coverage to over 50 million people in the United States today. Fiscal reform has made Medicare a place of interest for budget cuts. The essential good that Medicare provides to millions of Americans with life long disabilities and American seniors who may not receive healthcare through their employer by allowing them to access necessary medical services without fear of bankruptcy is something that must be recognized, in the continued support for and funding of the Medicare program to support lifelong wellness among Americans. 

 Healthcare for All Committee

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