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An Open Letter to My Daughter on Medicare’s 50th Anniversary: Before Medicare, one out of three people 65 and over lived in poverty. Fifty years later, fewer than 10 percent do. Today, people who reach 65 are living six years longer on average than before Medicare. Through the power of one woman’s experience, we are reminded of why health security is so important to every generation. Learn more from AARP's Medicare Q&A Tool.
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