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Celebrating 50 Years of Medicare with 50 Highlights from the Past

On July 30th 1965, the health care landscape was forever changed for Hispanic older adults. Medicare was signed into law, providing access to guaranteed health benefits for Hispanic aging. Now in its 50th year, Medicare is credited with lifting millions of Hispanic seniors from poverty by ensuring access to health care for those who would otherwise lack coverage. Today, 8% of Medicare beneficiaries are Hispanic but also 70% of Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries have annual incomes. below 200% of the federal poverty line. Over the last five decades, Medicare has established itself as the gold standard for coverage, quality, and innovation in AmericanRead More