Celebrate 50 Years of Medicare By Supporting Universal Health Care For All

Sign Our Petition for a Single-Payer System That Makes Expanded and Improved Medicare Available to Everyone

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the legislation that established Medicare, immediately providing health insurance for older Americans.

For Americans over 65, Medicare has provided piece of mind and quality health care. But even under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, millions of Americans remain uninsured and health care costs continue to balloon under our wasteful, for-profit health care system.

Public Citizen is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare by advocating that the program be expanded to cover every American.

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33834 5 days ago erin yarrobino
33833 1 year ago Anonymous
33832 1 year ago Dana Luebke
33831 1 year ago erin yarrobino
33830 1 year ago Leland Erickson
33829 1 year ago Dennis DeMarinis
33828 1 year ago Albert Hamm It is a travesty that U.S. citizens must continue to struggle with the outrageous inefficiency of the health insurance industry when social democracies around the world fixed this with universal hea...
33827 2 years ago Dennis DeMarinis
33826 2.1 years ago DENNIS BARBATO SR
33825 2.1 years ago DENNIS BARBATO SR
33824 2.2 years ago John Steven "STEVE" Livacich
33823 2.2 years ago Ivan Helfman
33822 2.2 years ago Greg Novlan While reaping huge profits, our current healthcare system is bankrupting America. We need a single payer system to control the price of prescription drugs, routine procedures and tests.
33821 2.2 years ago Anonymous
33820 2.2 years ago Erin Harris We'll never bring down health care costs and improve quality until we do what all the other nations have done for decades. A universal, single-payer system is the only way to get the job done right.
33819 2.2 years ago karen langsam
33818 2.2 years ago Savannah Hawkins
33817 2.2 years ago Jason Phelps
33816 2.2 years ago Jacki Hunter
33815 2.2 years ago Brian Kosiak
33814 2.2 years ago mike turner
33813 2.2 years ago robert steiner
33812 2.2 years ago robert steiner
33811 2.2 years ago Nancy Bell
33810 2.2 years ago Allan Hancock
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