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.
Slowing the Growth of Health Spending », by Joseph Antos and Alice Rivlin
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A Brookings report using NSSO data has shown that 15 per cent of Indians now have some form of health insurance compared to 1 per cent in 2004. Also, while nearly 62 per cent in Andhra Pradesh are covered, less than 5 per cent of people in UP have health insurance.