Medicare and Medicaid celebrated 50 years on July 30, and August 14 marks the 80th anniversary of the creation of Social Security. The programs have a dramatic impact on the lives of millions of Americans each year.


Howard Wilkinson

Sen. Sherrod Brown came to a retirement home in Springboro this morning to tout a bill he says would close a Medicare loophole that is costing many seniors thousands of dollars in unexpected medical bills.

The Ohio Democrat told a roomful of about 50 seniors at Maple Knoll Retirement Village that his “Improving Access to Medicare Act” has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate and, if passed, will prevent “a lot of seniors from getting socked by a much larger bill than they expected.”