BANGOR, Maine — This week Medicare reaches a milestone. The program will officially turn 50 on Thursday, and proponents are celebrating at events across the state and the country.
Amidst the fanfare, some are calling for improvements to Medicare, and even an expansion of the government program to cover all U.S. citizens.
Democratic congressional hopeful Emily Cain sponsored a Medicare birthday party at the Sylvia Ross Home in Bangor on Wednesday. Before indulging in some birthday cake, 72-year-old Diane Grandmaison addressed the party-goers.