July 30th marked the 56th anniversary of the signing of the federal law that created Medicaid and Medicare. Medicaid Matters joined Citizen Action of New York, New York StateWide Senior Action Council, New York Association on Independent Living, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, and New York State Alliance for Retired Americans to host a celebration and call to action for improvements to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and the Americans with Disabilities Act at the federal level. Advocates were joined by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, who applauded them for their work and shared some insight into how we will get some important changes made this year.
The recording of the event can be found here. Lara Kassel, the Coordinator of Medicaid Matters, participated in the event on behalf of Medicaid Matters, and her portion of the event can be found at 33:20.
The event slides can be found here.