America’s largest public health program has contributed substantially to the well-being of America’s oldest citizens. Some say Medicare represents a working model of national health insurance. Yet, with fewer workers paying into the system since the recession began in December 2007, the program is moving closer to insolvency. Coupled with rising health costs, reforming Medicare is considered crucial.
Health policy issues and the 2016 presidential election
November 18, 2015, Robert D. Reischauer and Alice M. Rivlin
Focusing specifically on health care, the Urban Institute’s Robert D. Reischauer and Brookings Senior Fellow Alice M. Rivlin write that there are three main health care issues the candidates should focus on.
U.S. Economic Performance
U.S. Budget Deficit
Opinion | The Washington Post
October 13, 2015, Douglas W. Elmendorf
Report | The Hamilton Project
October 7, 2015, David Boddy, Jane Dokko, Greg Nantz and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Blog Post | New England Journal of Medicine
October 5, 2015, Alice M. Rivlin and Paul Ginsburg
Opinion | The Wall Street Journal
July 27, 2015, Louise Sheiner
July 23, 2015, Louise Sheiner and Brendan Mochoruk
July 21, 2015, Louise Sheiner
July 8, 2015, Stuart M. Butler
June 5, 2015
Working Papers | The Brookings Institution and the USC Schaeffer Center
June 4, 2015, Henry J. Aaron, Gary Burtless, Alwyn Cassil, Willem Daniel, Étienne Gaudette, Paul Ginsburg, et al.
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Mark B. McClellan
Director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Henry J. Aaron
The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair
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