Framing Medicare Reform

Special Publications | Health


Tuesday, March 18, 2014
by Liqun Liu, Andrew J. Rettenmaier, Thomas R. Saving and Zijun Wang

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes dramatic changes to the Medicare program in coming years. The provisions affecting Medicare are intended to slow the program's spending. Lower future Medicare expenditures allows for higher federal spending on Medicaid and new spending on subsidies for individuals who purchase health insurance through the new insurance exchanges.

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