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50th anniversary celebration of Medicare and Medicaid at Greenwood Senior Center July 30

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration of those programs from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. next Thursday, July 30, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. The public is invited.

At this event, the Honorable Mike Kreidler, and a panel of distinguished experts will discuss how Medicare and Medicaid have changed society and the ways in which we can work together to strengthen and improve health care for future generations in Washington State.

On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed legislation to establish Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for low-income adults, children, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. For 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have played a critical role in protecting the health and well-being of millions of families and improving our nation’s economic security. These are life changing programs that keep Americans healthy.