In July of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the legislation that formed the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In the fifty years since, millions of Americans have gotten the important care they need thanks to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and it’s difficult to imagine health care in the United States without it.
By caring for some of our most vulnerable populations, Medicare and Medicaid provide a vital service in protecting the health of those who need help the most.
As part of their celebration of Medicare’s golden anniversary, CMS is collecting stories of the lives changed by this program. If you’d like to share your story, you can do so on Medicare.gov by clicking here.