The nation is heading toward budget sequestration. For Medicare, this means a 2 percent spending cut.
But that’s just a down payment. Any serious attempt to tackle the U.S. deficit must curb the increase in Medicare and Medicaid spending.
Now, the Kaiser Family Foundation has issued a report listing 150 ideas to tackle the problem. The problem: Almost all of them would hurt someone — either by directly limiting access to healthcare, or reducing payments to hospitals, physicians or drug companies
150 Ideas: Will Any of Them Work?
The newest edition of BioCentury This Week television examines ways to trim Medicare spending — and who would feel the pain. Featuring:
|•||Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health and former Associate Director of Health in the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton Administration.|
|•||Dr. Earl Steinberg, EVP at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, widely considered a model of efficient healthcare delivery.|
|•||Dr. Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project Hope and former head of Medicare during the George H.W. Bush Administration.|
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