The outsourcing of services provided by these departments are not making access any easier for citizens...BD
To ensure the financial independence of older people, both Social Security and Medicare must be strengthened. "The need for these programs to bolster financial status and to protect against risk will only increase over time; these institutions are critical sources of financial stability," said Moon. Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy and a leading national expert on Medicare, agrees. "Medicare eases financial and emotional stress on families and beneficiaries and makes a significant difference in people's health and quality of life. Medicare works because its core principles are founded on access, care and community. Having made healthcare available and accessible to older people and those with disabilities, Medicare provides a model for a national healthcare program."