Join us on Twitter to celebrate 50 years of Medicaid

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Today, First Focus and children’s and health advocates across the country are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare! Please join us in recognizing the last five decades of affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage for children by joining us for a Twitter storm this afternoon.

First Focus is hosting today’s Twitter storm with the Children’s Dental Health Project and the DentaQuest Foundation. We know that a lot of organizations and policymakers are tweeting today, and want to ensure that children and Medicaid are an important part of today’s conversation.

Some suggested content is below, and a toolkit with many more suggested tweets and details can be found here.

Twitter Storm: 50th Anniversary of Medicaid & Medicare
Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 2-2:30 pm ET

Anyone have 32 million birthday candles? One for each child insured by #Medicaid, which turns 50 today! #KeepingUSHealthy #InvestInKids
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It’s easy to enroll your children in #CHIP #Medicaid – go to healthcare.gov any day of the year – no deadlines! #KeepingUSHealthy
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In many states, #Medicaid has expanded. Is your family eligible? Learn more at http://1.usa.gov/16nPXfr #KeepingUShealthy #Enroll365
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Kids in #Medicaid or #CHIP are covered for check-ups, fillings & other dental services. Learn more http://1.usa.gov/16nPXfr #KeepingUSHealthy
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Happy 50th birthday, Medicaid and Medicare! TY for improving the lives of millions of Americans. @CMSGov #50yearsofcare #KeepingUSHealthy
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Today is #Medicaid’s 50th birthday! Worked with #CHIP to cut # of uninsured children by half! #KeepingUSHealthy #InvestInKids
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Happy birthday, Medicaid! #KeepingUSHealthy since 1965 & ensuring our kids are cared for #InvestInKids
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