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Birthday party honors Medicare’s 50th

Medicare is turning 50 this year and the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans and other retiree and labor advocacy groups are having a party Thursday at Spokane Community College in the Lair Student Center.

The free celebration includes birthday cake and live music by the band “8 Tracks.” People will share their personal stories of benefiting from Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people 65 or older or younger people with certain disabilities. State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, will advocate for protecting the program.

The open house is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1810 N. Greene St.

Erica Curless

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