Opinion: Don't rule out anything on Medicare
Medicare, the federal government's second largest entitlement program, is slated to grow much faster than the economy in upcoming decades. The sooner we address the pressing budgetary challenge posed by the program's unsustainable growth, the better. Unfortunately, a new Senate bill would put up roadblocks on the path to reform by ruling out potential Medicare solutions. Although the Congressional Budget Office's new long-run budget outlook is slightly less dire than last year's outlook, the agency continues to project explosive Medicare spending growth over the next 75 years.
- How Top-Ranked MA Plans Earn Their Stars
- Readmissions: No Quick Fix to Costly Hospital Challenge
- How Hospitals Can Become 'Upstreamists'
- 4 Ways to Lower the Cost to Collect from Self-Pay Patients
- House Calls Key to Pioneer ACO Success
- How Telehealth Pays Off for Providers, Patients
- 4 Tips for Managing Employed Physicians
- Defensive Medicine Still Prevalent Despite Tort Reform
- WellPoint Dominates Nearly Half of Markets, AMA Says
- 'Overtreatment' Debate Circles Back to Lung Cancer Screening