Brief Burden of Care: Swelling numbers make Medicaid, Medicare ripe for reform
John Holahan
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In this Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) commentary, John Holahan explains that Medicaid has done a good job of keeping costs under control and that its increase in spending is caused by the swelling number of enrollees, particularly in a weak economy. The 7 million people eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare are not dealt with in a cost-effective way, though, and transferring responsibility for them to the federal government would pave the way for health reform.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Medicare Retirement policy