Budget Crisis, Entitlement Crisis, Health Care Financing Problem--Which Is It?

Aaron, Henry J.
November 2007
Health Affairs;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p1622
Academic Journal
The article discusses the budget crisis, entitlement crisis, and health care financing problem in the U.S. It explores on the concerns of health finance policy, entitlement policy including Social Security, and tax policy. It also aims to discuss what kind of crisis society actually faces. The article also illustrates the anticipated budget problems which are fully explained by projected growth of Medicare and Medicaid, and apart from health care, currently legislated federal revenues suffice to cover all projected spending, including all Social Security and other entitlements.


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