Monday, July 27, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid celebrate 50 years this week

July 30 is the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, which serves 1 out of every 3 Americans. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler will join the celebration by speaking at the Northwest regional event, held on July 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greenwood Senior Center in Seattle. The event is being hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region X Office.

Commissioner Kreidler will join a panel of experts to 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.

You’re invited to attend the celebration; register here.

CMS is observing the 50th anniversary by reflecting on the impact of these two programs and raising awareness about the services they provide to Americans.