Experts Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid Programs
On July 30, Medicare and Medicaid will celebrate their 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, health care experts from Princeton University, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other institutions have produced a "written roundtable discussion," called "Medicare and Medicaid at 50: America's Entitlement Programs in the Age of Affordable Care." The piece includes 16 essays that focus on how the programs were developed and legislated, and how they were reworked during the 1970s and 1980s. The piece also highlights how the programs have affected politics and the health care industry.
- "Medicare and Medicaid Mark a Milestone" (Szokan, Washington Post, 7/20).