A Better Way To Approach Medicare's Impossible Task
by Thomas Saving and John Goodman
November 15, 2011
Co-author Thomas Saving
Source: Health Affairs Blog
As Congress faces mounting pressure to rein in Medicare spending, two sides seem to be squaring off. The don’t-touch-a-thing-other-than-squeezing-provider-fees position seems to appeal to mainly Democrats, while eat-your-spinach reforms, including more cost sharing and higher premiums, seem to appeal mainly to Republicans. Neither position is very appealing to voters, however, nor should they be.