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The Power to Heal at St. James AME - PRAISE Project (7/20/2019)

Saturday, Jul 20, 2019
From 1pm to 3pm

St. James AME Church
4 Hildebrand St.
Asheville , NC 28081

Contact: AARP NC

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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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