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The Power to Heal: Documentary and Discussion (Brevard 10/17/2019)

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
From 6pm to 8pm

Transylvania County Library
12 S Gaston St
Brevard , NC 28712

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP NC



 Power to Heal

Before Medicare was introduced in 1965, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Fewer than 50% of the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally. The South was especially challenged, as one in three hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies. But by using the carrot of Medicare dollars, the federal government virtually ended the practice of racially segregated health care.  Join us for a poignant film about how Medicare informed the Civil Rights Revolution. This documentary will be followed by a discussion with community leaders who are working hard to create a more equitable society.






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