on fiscal wake-up tours and toothless tigers

Wilensky, Gail R.
June 2008
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Jun2008, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p38
Trade Publication
The article reflects on the U.S. Medicare trustees' annual report released in March, 2008. The Part A of trust fund reportedly will be depleted of funds by 2019. It informs that Part B and Part D of Medicare fund cannot be depleted as it is funded by the U.S. Treasury, but it opines that they can put enormous pressure. It comments that the basic problem with Medicare is the growth of spending at an average of 2 to 2.5 percentage points faster than the rest of the economy of the U.S.


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