Wednesday, May 22, 2019
From 1pm to 4pm
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.
Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 at 2:00pm
S. Buncombe Library
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:00am
Land of Sky Regional Council
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