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  • 2010 Medicare Trustees Report
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    2010 Medicare Trustees Report

    Panelists talked about the just-released government report on the fiscal condition of Social Security and Medicare, which cited an improved outlook for Medicare and a slightly less positive…

  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions the trustees…

  • The Outlook for Medicare
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    The Outlook for Medicare

    The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,…

  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    The panelists discussed the financial health of the Medicare Trust Fund, whose annual report was released yesterday. They analyzed the report, noting the increase in Medicare expenditures, and…

  • Medicare Demographic Challenges Day 2
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    Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 2

    In the second set of hearings by the bipartisan commission, health economists said that Medicare is not as good as most private health insurance because it does not cover some items such as prescription drugs. A panel…