August 28, 2009
Opponents Singing Same Old Tune from 1960s
Center for Medicare Advocacy counters misinformation
“Medicare IS Public Health Insurance”
Americans over age 65 have had public health insurance for 44 years now, thanks to the leadership of President Lyndon Johnson and many courageous members of Congress who heard in 1965 the same lies told about health insurance reform today but chose to act on the facts and reality instead.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy is countering the misinformation about public health insurance, provide historical perspective on the struggle for reform, and shows why and how reform works.
“Meet Medicare: Our 44 year-old public health insurance option that provides care to all its enrollees everywhere in the country, and that has provided health and economic security for millions of older people, people with disabilities, and their families. For two generations, the public Medicare program has shown what a true public insurance program can offer: health insurance for the otherwise uninsured, at a price that taxpayers can afford.”
Read more, including a detailed chart comparing our current health care system and the effects of proposed changes, at http://tiny.cc/reformworks.