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.
Medical staff at Dorot Medical Centre in Netanya work at a station equipped with a screen showing data from EarlySense wireless hospital bed monitors, which from beneath a mattress can detect a patient's heart and respiratory rate and movement, May 12, 2014. EarlySense is evaluating a possible initial public offering in 2015 after already raising $46 million, Chief Executive Avner Halperin said.
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July 27, 2015, Louise Sheiner
The Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Trustees report project different increases in Medicare spending. Louise Sheiner looks at how projections by the government's best experts can be so different and which we should believe.
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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
Barbara J. Gage
Managing Director, Center for Health Policy
Fellow, Economic Studies
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