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Medicare Turns 50!

Meghana Giridhar - May 14, 2015 09:26 AM

Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services that offers access to health insurance options is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Medicare program. Medicare is the national insurance program providing benefits for all Social Security recipients who are either over 65 years of age or permanently disabled. It has been a model for all health insurance programs. Today, there are 54 million people enrolled in Medicare.

For its 50th anniversary, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is seeking success stories about Medicare and how it has benefited beneficiaries. Stories could be general in nature or about a specific experience about those who’ve either just enrolled in Medicare or have been a beneficiary for a long time. Those sending stories will need to sign a release form (Form CMS-20006).

Information requested is:

First Name:
Last Name:
Email address:
Telephone:
Age (optional):
City and state of residency:  
Your story:  <In 4-5 sentences, share your story or experience on how having Medicare coverage has benefited your health, loved ones, or improved your quality of life>  

Photograph (optional): Please include as an electronic attachment.  For example, a .jpg file.

Stories need to be sent to:  crystal.barnes@cms.hhs.gov

All those enrolled are integral to Medicare’s success story and the hope is that it only gets stronger.

Meghana Giridhar serves as Content Coordinator and is part of eCareDiary's founding team.  In her role, she oversees and edits content across all of eCareDiary's media platforms.

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