Medicare At 50: A Cost-Effective and Compassionate Model
Live Webcast on Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m.
Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the legislation that established Medicare, immediately providing health insurance for 20 million Americans aged 65 and older.
To commemorate that achievement, Public Citizen is hosting a panel with Rep. John Conyers on Capitol Hill to discuss the success of Medicare over the past 50 years, the countless lives the program has saved, and chart a path toward a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system.
Tune in below at 1 p.m. on July 30 to watch the discussion
The panel will be moderated by renowned journalist Bill Moyers, and will feature:
- Wendell Potter, Health Insurance Whistleblower, Center for Public Integrity
- Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
- Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy, National Nurses United
- Robert Zarr, President, Physicians for a National Health Program
- Andrea Miller, Executive Director, People Demanding Action
- Representative Donna Edwards
- Representative Jim McDermott
- Representative Ted Lieu
- Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare; Expanding System for All Would Eliminate Health Care Rationing, by Robert Weissman, Public Citizen President
- Racial injustice still rife in health care, by Vijay Das, Public Citizen’s Health Care Policy Advocate