July 30th was Medicare’s 46th anniversary and we’ve been celebrating all over the country. Improved Medicare-for-all supporters in 21 states organized over 45 events, rallies, birthday parties, and congressional visits aimed at preventing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while also calling for Medicare-for-all as the solution to, not the problem with, our national budget problems.
We will update this page as reports and articles come in. Thanks so much for all your hard work!
Medicare turns 46 amid cut talks – YNN
Moments From Our Medicare Birthday Rally
Rally wishes many more happy birthdays to Medicare – Ithaca Journal
Menlo Park, CA
Don’t Touch My Medicare – Indymedia
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Medicare’s birthday spurs supporters to action – Recordnet.com
Local activists converged on the Stockton offices of Reps. Jerry McNerney and Dennis Cardoza on Friday to mark the anniversary and urge lawmakers to defend the health care program.
Sally Johnston, Disabled in Action of Greater Syracuse, addressing the devastating effects proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will have on disabled of all ages.
Gathering offers birthday wishes, support for Medicare – Twinsburg Bulletin
Warren County, VA