Today, April 1, 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the Center for Medicare Advocacy. In 1986, founder and Executive Director Judy Stein saw a need for an advocacy organization to help people who rely on Medicare access health care and due process. She took a chance on a new startup.
The Center began in one room over a bakery. There was great debate between Judy and the person delivering a copy machine – the stairs to the one room office were so steep. The humble space didn’t speak well for long-term needs.
We’ve come a long way since then, from a trusted local resource, to a sought after national voice for access to comprehensive Medicare, health equity, and quality health care. Along the way we’ve helped tens of thousands of people who rely on Medicare – by phone, email, and in person. We’ve produced thousands of pages of resources, webinars, and testimony. We’ve literally written the book on Medicare – the Medicare Handbook from Wolters-Kluwer.
None of this would have been possible without the fantastic staff who have worked so hard to get us where we are, our allies in the advocacy world, and most importantly, all of you, valued members of our Center community.
We thank you – and look forward to another 35 years working together for justice.