Medicare Cost Control

Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private… read more

Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium support” plan, Medicare would no longer provide a “defined benefit.” Instead, beneficiaries would receive a “defined contribution” toward the cost of health insurance. close

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  • Henry Aaron Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Economic Studies
  • Joseph Antos Scholar American Enterprise Institute->Health Care and Retirement Policy
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Medicare Cost Control

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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 27, 2012
Last Aired:
Apr 30, 2012

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  • Apr 27, 2012 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 2012 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 28, 2012 | 12:49am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 28, 2012 | 3:48am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 2012 | 2:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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