Medicare celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

Medicare is celebrating a milestone birthday this year. 50 years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark amendment to the Social Security Act, which gave life to the Medicare Program and forever changed the landscape of health care in America.

Medicare gives Americans Access to quality, affordable health care that assists those who are entitled to it in leading a healthier and more productive life. Today, about 55 million Americans depend on Medicare to cover health care such as preventive annual physicals and exams, hospital stays, lab tests and durable medical equipment (such as wheelchairs, oxygen and other medical supplies), as well as prescription drugs.

The Medicare Annual Election Period which runs from Oct 15 to Dec 7, is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can see what new benefits Medicare has to offer and make changes, if they want, to their coverage for the upcoming calendar year.

To learn the latest information about the plans available in Riverside County for 2016 or attend a Medicare 101 presentation (and receive a complimentary pie at no obligation) you can contact Rachel Brown or Mark Albano at (951) 595-5043

For those planning to attend and receive a pie – please RSVP your pie choice to (951) 595-5043. TTY Users can call 711. Accommodations can also be made for persons with Special Needs, just let us know.

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