The Center for Medicare Advocacy has represented older and disabled Medicare beneficiaries for over 25 years. We have seen the value of this time-honored program to our clients and their families. We have seen people with Medicare live better, more secure, longer lives. The 46th anniversary of Medicare, one of our country’s great successes, should not be tarnished by gutting the program for the next generation or changing its core structure, which holds the same promise for all of us, regardless of income. The universality of Medicare’s guaranteed benefits has been its hallmark and saving grace. Celebrate Medicare by preserving these time-tested values.