National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc.

Stories for 50th Anniversary

“How has Medicare changed your life – Tell your story”

           As the 50 year anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid approaches, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking for stories about how these programs have changed the lives of Americans across the nation. One of the goals for the anniversary is to illustrate the faces of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. As you know, personal stories play an important role in bringing public policy to life. They show how our health care programs change the lives of real families and impact communities across the country.

           In the coming months, CMS plans to share beneficiary stories in a number of ways. Stories will be used to help bring life to speeches and content on our websites. Some beneficiaries will be invited to share their stories at events or be interviewed for videos. In addition, as part of our effort to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, CMS is building an gallery exhibit that tells the stories of 50 beneficiaries – one story from each state. The exhibit, consisting of photos and stories, will be displayed at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. 

           For the past 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of families, changing their lives, and improving America’s economic security. The story of Medicare and Medicaid’s success starts at the local level, and we want to make sure the NCBA community is included.

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