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A call with Valerie Jarrett and Secretary Burwell in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare

Jul 24, 2015

[From the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)]

INVITATION: A call with Valerie Jarrett and Secretary Burwell in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare
The 50th Anniversary of Medicare & Medicaid is next week!  To help kick off the Anniversary, we invite you to join a call with us Monday, July 27, 2015 at 1pm ET with Secretary Burwell and Valerie Jarrett, discussing ways in which Medicare and Medicaid have transformed the nation’s health care system over the past five decades and how we can strengthen these programs for the next generation.
As we mark the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, we are reminded of the critical role these programs play in protecting the health and well-being of millions of families and improving America’s economic security.
DATE:                   Monday, July 27, 2015
TIME:                   1:00pm ET
Call-in:                  888-566-6129
Passcode:             6536377
The information below includes a collection of resources for you to explore as you consider options for marking the 50th anniversary. We encourage you to be creative and to use the anniversary as an opportunity to spark a dialogue with those in your community about the important role these health care programs play in their lives.

Here are three ideas for how you can get involved:

1.   Tune in to the national anniversary event on July 29: On Wednesday, July 29 from 10:30 AM – 12:00PM EST CMS will host an event at HHS in DC to commemorate the 50th Anniversary.  Secretary Burwell, Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt and a panel of distinguished experts will discuss how Medicare and Medicaid have changed society. The event will be streaming live on the Health and Human Services website at  We hope you will join us via live webcast!

2.   Show support at local events: In cities from coast to coast, local events to mark the 50th Anniversary will be taking place during the week of July 27-31. Each of the ten CMS regional offices are organizing events to discuss Medicare and Medicaid at the community level with health care experts, community leaders, beneficiaries and advocates. If you would like to learn more about where these events are happening, contact:

3.   Join the conversation online: Share your appreciation for Medicare or Medicaid on social media in the lead up to the anniversary. Included below are helpful links and hashtags to help you get started. And if you haven’t already, be sure to like the brand new Medicare Facebook page and make sure people in your network know about this new way to get updates and information from CMS.
Join the Conversation Online:
Participate in the Thunderclap:                 July 30 at 10:00AM ET -
Anniversary Hashtag:                               #KeepingUSHealthy
CMS Twitter Handle:                               @CMSgov
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