Medicare Matters: The Value of Social Insurance

Testimony

Medicare Matters: The Value of Social Insurance

Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee
May 27, 1999

Abstract

Combining a population that will increasingly be over the age of 65 with health care costs that will likely continue to rise over time is certain to mean an increasing share of national resources devoted to this group. How will the burden of that expense be shared and what role will Medicare play in meeting these needs?

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