Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Members of Congress Visit AHCA Members to Celebrate Medicare

Drew Thies

Paul Liistro (at left) and Rep. Courtney (D-CT)
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Members of Congress are celebrating the occasion by visiting AHCA members and talking to residents about the program.

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) went on a tour of his district, meeting AHCA member Paul Liistro at Vernon Manor in Vernon, Connecticut. The Congressman spoke to residents and answered questions about where Medicare is headed in the future.

Medicare marked its 50th anniversary on July 30th, just as Members of Congress recessed for the month of August, a time they usually spend interacting with constituents during an extended period away from Washington, D.C.

Rep. Courtney cited a increase in life expectancy over the years as a direct result of Medicare and indicated that the program still has room to expand.

Members of Congress will return to Washington on September 8th to resume legislative business. A government funding package will need to be passed by the end of the month, amongst myriad other important pieces of legislation.

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