Medicare, Medicaid, protect us from healthcare risks

Journal Article

Medicare, Medicaid, protect us from healthcare risks

May 23, 2015

Abstract

On the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, this piece celebrates government's achievements--pushing back on those who would replace Medicare's public insurance with vouchers for private insurance and Medicaid's federal matching grants with fixed-dollar block grants. The author calls for strengthening government's ability to manage the health care/health cost risk--rather than using vouchers and block grants to shift risk from public programs (and taxpayers) to their beneficiaries.

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