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Improving our healthcare system to deliver better quality care at lower cost is critically important to our nation’s long-term economic and fiscal well-being.
Atul Gawande joined Michael Peterson on stage for an impromptu one-on-one conver- sation about how healthcare delivery reform can help reduce costs and improve quality of care.
This budget explainer describes what Medicaid is, how it is financed, and who benefits from it.
The 2014 Trustees Reports make clear that essential programs, like Social Security and Medicare, are on an unsustainable path.
The United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, and our healthcare costs are projected to keep rising. Despite these high costs, our health outcomes are generally no better than those of our peers, and in some cases are worse.
Who Pays For Medicare?
Most Medicaid dollars are spent on disabled and elderly beneficiaries, whose incomes and financial resources are low enough to qualify for the program.
Controlling our structural budget deficits will require major changes in budget policy.