Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff
Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and… read more
Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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