"Raising the retirement age would inflict further hardship among a group of workers who are likely to face health and economic problems in their 60s." –Doug Hart, President, Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans
45th Anniversary of “True American Success Story”
For Immediate Release
July 30, 2010
The following statement was issued today by Edward F. Coyle, Executive Director of the
“Today is the 45th anniversary of Medicare, a milestone for a true American success story that has helped reduce senior poverty by two-thirds.
“This year is an especially happy birthday for Medicare, because the new health reform law makes it easier for seniors to afford to see a doctor, fill a prescription, and receive free preventive screenings and tests for serious diseases.
“But unfortunately too many retirees remain skeptical and unaware of these new benefits.