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Congressman Ron Kind

Representing the 3rd District of Wisconsin

Rep. Ron Kind Statement on 50th Anniversary of Medicare

July 31, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind issued the following statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, which is July 30th, 2015:

“Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most successful programs ever created in this country: Medicare. This program provides guaranteed affordable health care for over 123,000 seniors in central and western Wisconsin. Without this critical program, far too many Wisconsin seniors would be left without health care. Instead, nearly all seniors have coverage.

“As the Medicare program moves forward, we must continue to contain health care costs by not making dramatic cuts that destroy the program as we know it, but by reforming our health care system to pay for the value of care, not the volume of care. That is how health care providers in Wisconsin are providing better care at a better price. And that is how we can increase efficiency and ensure affordable health care coverage for years to come.”