Office for the Aging


July 30, 2013: 48th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

The federal Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed into law on July 30, 1965. For an interesting look back at the history of the programs that are now part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy, please visit the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare services website.(External Link)

Did You Know?
There is a simple "snapshot" document available(External Link) to help you determine what free screening benefits you may be eligible for under Medicare. Early detection is a key to good health.

You can also visit MyBenefits,(External Link) a website designed to help New Yorkers of all ages determine their eligibility for a wide range of programs and services in New York State.