The Medicare Road Show
Families USA launched its Medicare Road Show, a nationwide senior awareness campaign about the new Medicare prescription drug law. The launch featured the premiere showing of a new Families USA video, hosted by Walter Cronkite, to a group of D.C. area seniors. The video was produced to help seniors understand the new Medicare law. The launch also featured appearances by two seniors — Mildred Fruhling of New Jersey and Sydney Bild of Illinois — who were interviewed for the video. Mildred and Sydney talked candidly about the difficult time they’ve had finding the drugs they need at prices they can afford and how they expect the drug coverage offered by the new Medicare law will affect their out-of-pocket drug costs.
“Dr. Sidney Bild is a member of Physicians for a National Health Program and a retired pediatrician in Chicago. He is also the President of Metro Seniors in Action, where he has worked tirelessly for improvements in Medicare and for a single-payer national health insurance program.”