Journal Article Medicare, Medicaid, protect us from healthcare risks
Judith Feder
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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.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Medicare
Policy Centers Health Policy Center