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Film Screening: The Power To Heal: Medicare and The Civil Rights Revolution

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UCI School of Law

401 East Peltason Drive

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Irvine, CA 92697

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Sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy

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POWER TO HEAL is an hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.

Before Medicare, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, 1/3 of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies. Some African Americans died on the front steps of segregated hospitals that refused to admit them.

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