Medicare and Medicaid at 50


With Medicare and Medicaid turning 50 this year, the Kaiser Family Foundation produced an updated video that provides a brief history of both programs, including an examination of the health care, social and political landscapes that gave rise to them, the significant ways each program has evolved over five decades and the important roles they play in the U.S. health care system today.  The video includes archival footage, as well as commentary and perspective from policymakers, government officials and experts.

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