• The League joined 76 national organizations on a letter to U.S. Senate leadership urging them to reject provisions in the American Health Care Act that would undermine Medicare and Medicaid.
  • The League joined a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prioritize outreach and enrollment for limited English proficient persons, persons with disabilities, persons who are younger and others who may need additional assistance in Open Enrollment 4 or Special Enrollment Periods.
  • Before the House's failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the League joined other organizations on a letter to Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi opposing policies in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that undermined the Medicare program’s finances and threatened access to needed services for people with Medicare.

  • President Johnson signing Medicaid & Medicare into law
    President Johnson signing Medicaid & Medicare into law

    Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments into law thereby creating two of our most influential federal programs – Medicaid and Medicare. Not only did the creation of these programs provide health insurance to millions of low-income and elderly Americans, they have also been integral to promoting income equality among Americans by providing affordable and quality health care to vulnerable populations.