Senior Healthcare Redux

Some parts of this week's story, Taking Care of Dad, may sound familiar. It seems like the quest to guarantee affordable health care for seniors never ends.

This edition of SoCal Rewind takes us back to 1998 — a time of worries about MediCare, expensive private insurance, and whether a growing population of senior citizens would strain the system to the breaking point.

SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of today. By drawing on KCET's extensive archive of Southern California news, culture and public affairs, we'll seek to inform current events by providing a little historical perspective, and maybe answer the question: Is there anything new under the SoCal sun?


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