Press Release

Congressman Cuellar Celebrates 50 Years of Medicare and Medicaid

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Washington, July 30, 2015 | Ricky Junquera, DC Press Secretary ((202) 225-1640) | comments

Congressman Henry Cuellar has issued the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Social Security Act Amendments of 1965 into law, creating Medicare and Medicaid.  Medicare provides health insurance for people age 65 and older, as well as individuals with certain disabilities; while Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage for low-income individuals.


“Today marks 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid! Medicare and Medicaid have offered critical health and financial stability for our nation’s seniors, persons with disabilities, and low income Americans. Now, with The Affordable Care Act, many more of my constituents have been able to obtain healthcare. In the past two years I have hosted workshops across the 28th District of Texas to help constituents learn more about their options under the new health insurance marketplace. This year will be no different. I will constantly strive to ensure the people of the 28th District are equipped to navigate the health insurance marketplace and can successfully apply for coverage during open enrollment,” said Congressman Cuellar.

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