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Articles Marking Medicare’s 50th Anniversary Feature Scripps Experts

CEO says program ranks among government’s top achievements

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The San Diego Union-Tribune marked this year’s 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare with a pair of articles exploring the landmark health insurance program’s history and predicting its future.


Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder weighed in on Medicare’s past, noting that it was “among the most notable pieces of legislation ever passed.”


In a separate article, Scripps Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, predicted that Medicare will remain affordable for the country well into the future thanks in part to the emergence of personalized medicine.


Read the Union-Tribune articles:
Medicare at 50: Bigger, More Costly than Imagined


Can Medicare Afford Personalized Medicine?

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