The Cost of Medicare

Next President Must Control Medicare Costs

Paying for Medicare threatens the solvency of the U.S. budget while meeting the needs of the aging Medicare population is a demographic battle. Senior Fellow Alice Rivlin says that, while difficult, our next president must control the costs while maintaining the program.



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Slowing the Growth of Health Spending », by Joseph Antos and Alice Rivlin

Watch Brookings experts discuss provocative issues with ABC News senior White House correspondent Martha Raddatz in Opportunity 08’s On the Issues series. The video dialogues will examine the topics that are important to our nation and the world and are shaping the presidential campaign.

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