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What Medicare Problem?

Posted by Timothy McBride on Thursday, February 28, 2013, In : Medicare 

Yesterday's New York Times included a fascinating article by Eduardo Porter on Medicare financing.  Porter makes the point that with the drop in the growth in health spending that we have recently seen (at least three, if not four years in a row of less than 4% growth in health spending), the projections already show Medicare spending will be $143 billion less over the next decade.  This is what the CBO now projects, compared to what they projected just last August.  Wow.  And that is without...


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How to Fix Medicare?

Posted by Timothy McBride on Saturday, February 2, 2013, In : Medicare 

A local reporter, James Gallagher, sat down and did a long interview with me to discuss how to reform entitlement programs, focusing mostly on Medicare.  A transcript of some of what we discussed is here:

 http://www.stltoday.com/print/business-section/wu-health-economist-talks-about-fixing-medicare/article_46130c66-b69c-5f76-b9eb-50b8c20814a6.html

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Timothy McBride Timothy D. McBride, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. Here you can find musings on health policy and other issues. Opinions are my own, and not those of my employer. Contact: mcbridetd@gmail.com