CBPP: Medicare is Not “Bankrupt”

In a followup to our lectures on Medicare and Medicaid, a PHS student refers us to a useful posting on the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities blog about predictions of Medicare costs for the next generation. Notably, patterns of cost growth are sensitive to policy (including Obamacare, which has contributed to lower long-run cost forecasts).

Medicare has grown somewhat stronger financially in both the short and long term but continues to face long-run financing challenges

Source: Medicare Is Not “Bankrupt” | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

It will be important to keep these projections in mind as policy alternatives affecting Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare are rolled out under the Trump Administration.

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