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Happy 45th Birthday, Medicare!

[I'm stickying this to celebrate hipparchia's return, so but and see also a little night music also. -- lambert]

On July 30, 1965, Medicare was signed into law. Thank you, LBJ.

For Medicare's 45th birthday, you can attend an event in your area, if there is one. I see Phoenix AZ, home to bunches and bunches and bunches of senior citizens [alive and kicking, in part because of Medicare] is having a teach-in [somebody should invite President Obama].

If you can't make it to any of the planned events, you can always call/write/fax your Congresscritters and tell them you want Medicare For All - that it's not too late for them to do the right thing. If nothing else, email your Senators, Representatives, and the President a link to Dr Quentin Young's Rx on Medicare's Birthday: Expand it to All. Yo, Prez-- you do remember Dr Quentin Young, right?

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Submitted by a little night ... on

don't cut my Medicare!

in NYC

Who: Healthcare-NOW! NYC (launching action of the New York City chapter)
What: Flash mob dancing choreographed number to celebrate Medicare’s 45th birthday: The Supremes’ lost classic, “Stop, In the Name of Health (Don’t Cut My Medicare)”
When: Friday, July 30th, 12:30pm
Where: Meet up at W.41st St & 6th Ave in midtown Manhattan and we’ll lead you to the location/locations
We’d love as many of you to join the dance as possible, but you do not HAVE to dance to participate. Supporters are welcome and expected!
Dance rehearsal is this Wednesday, 7/28, 6:30 pm in Greenwich Village. To get involved please contact Laurie Wen at lauriewen at
Before coming to rehearsal, it’d be helpful for you to check out the dance moves and start practicing.

I probably can't make it my own self, but anyone else?

Submitted by hipparchia on

also, i'm older than medicare, but not by much, which means that i probably have a LOT of years to wait before i can get health care.

Submitted by hipparchia on

new and improved medicare for all! - even if it does sound like a commercial for laundry detergent [although i'd happily settle for the present-day imperfect version too]