January 08, 2013

The Story of Medicare: A Timeline

Source: NYSUT Retiree Services

With Washington considering changes to Medicare to reduce the federal deficit, a new video from the Kaiser Family Foundation highlights the Medicare program’s evolution from its origins to the current day.

Written and produced by Foundation staff, The Story of Medicare: A Timeline serves as a visual timeline of Medicare’s history, including the debate that led to its creation in 1965, and subsequent changes, such as the passage and repeal of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act in the 1980s, the Medicare Modernization Act in 2003, and the Affordable Care Act in 2012. The seven-minute video also highlights the program’s impact on the 50 million elderly and disabled Americans it serves today, as well as the fiscal challenges it faces to ensure its long-term sustainability.

Watch the video and share the story of Medicare with your colleagues, friends and family. Organizations are welcome to show the video at events and meetings.

Request a download or DVD of the video at no charge.

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