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Your Call: What is in store for the future of Medicare?

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare into law on July 30th, 1965

On the July 27th edition of Your Call, we'll mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark government program by discussing its achievements and challenges.

46 million older adults and 9 million people with disabilities depend on Medicare for basic healthcare and economic security. At a time when an overwhelming percentage of the population supports expanded coverage, how is Medicare being affected by a changing health care and political landscape? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

James Kahn, professor of Health Policy and Epidemiology at UCSF

Marcia Angell, senior lecturer in social medicine at Harvard Medical School and a former editor in chief of The New England Journal of Medicine

Donna Smith, coordinator of the Medicare Turns 50 events all over the US and Exec Director of Healthcare for All Colorado

Web Resources:

New York Review of Books: Health: The Right Diagnosis and the Wrong Treatment

The New Republic: A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer

Health Care for All Colorado

Huffington Post: Happy Birthday Medicare

The Economist: American healthcare mergers