The arrival of my 50th birthday is prompting me to post this zippy video about Medicare. It is written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation staff and serves as a visual timeline of Medicare’s history. It cleverly presents the debate that led to Medicare's 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.
In seven-minutes, the video highlights Medicare’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.
I give it a two-thumbs up (RIP Mr. Ebert) and hope you enjoy!
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