Medicare’s Next 50 Years: Preserving the Program for Future Retirees
(By Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D, for The Heritage Foundation)
For 50 years, Medicare has managed to provide seniors with continuous coverage and a strong measure of financial security. Now, in the 21st century, it is time for reforms that will not only improve Medicare to secure value for patients, but also enhance the program’s solvency and reduce its growing burden on current and future taxpayers. Left unreformed, Medicare will continue to put intense pressure on the federal budget, contribute to coming deficits, and generate massive future debt. But there are grounds for optimism. Continue reading here….
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