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AARP NC Mtn. Region Presents "The Power to Heal" UNC Asheville OLLI (05/22/2019)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
From 1pm to 4pm

UNC Asheville Osher Life Long Learning Institute
1 University Heights
Asheville , NC 28804

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP NC

Power to HealBefore 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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