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Civil Rights and Medicare

Source: Commercial Appeal at

Source: Commercial Appeal at

Few people think of Medicare as a key policy for reducing discrimination in the United States. Preceded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Medicare’s passage in 1965 was key to the desegregation of hospitals, including in the South. Barbara Berney, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Health at Hunter College and the CUNY School of Public Health discusses the connections between these two landmark laws with Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, producer and moderator of Healthstyles on WBAI-FM NYC (; 99.5FM). The program airs tonight on WBAI at 11:00 PM, or you can listen to it here:


Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, CUNY.


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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

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