AARP NC Mtn. Region Presents "The Power to Heal" with ABIPA (Asheville) 2/24/2020

Monday, Feb 24, 2020
From 6pm to 8pm

Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex
121 Shiloh Rd
Asheville , NC 28803

Contact: AARP NC



THE HISTORY OF RACIAL INEQUITY IN HEALTH CARE:
How Civil Rights Legislation in the mid-1960s Brought Improvement Documentary 

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 about how we can create a more equitable society.






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