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    Debunking Medicare Reform Myths

    In a recent paper, Heritage expert Bob Moffit responds to the critics of the premium-support model for Medicare. This type of reform would give seniors a defined government contribution toward the cost of a Medicare plan of their choice. All plans would compete against each other to deliver market-based prices … More

    Online Chat on Medicare

    How bad is Medicare’s financial condition? What will happen to taxpayers and seniors if the program is not reformed? What solutions have been proposed in Congress? Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat featuring Kate Nix. She will answer these and any other questions … More

    Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform

    Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform View more presentations from The Heritage Foundation Heritage’s new chart series, “Medicare at Risk: Visualizing the Need for Reform,” shows that, without the necessary structural reform, Medicare’s finances will have devastating consequences on the federal budget, not to mention taxpayers and seniors … More

    Medicare Trustees to America: A Bleak Future Without Real Reform

    On September 8, 2011—well after the enactment of Obamacare—President Obama told Congress: “Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And millions more will do so in the future.… But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And … More

    Chart of the Week: Medicare Spending Is the Largest Driver of Future Deficits

    Medicare is in dire need of reform. This week’s chart illustrates why the entitlement program is the largest driver of long-term runaway deficits. With the country’s population aging and increasingly dependent on health care, Medicare’s cost to taxpayers is projected to rise from $522.8 billion in 2010 to $932 billion … More

    Medicare Needs a Budget and Structural Reform

    Medicare faces a dismal future that could threaten its very existence. In two recent papers, Stuart Butler, Ph.D., and Robert Moffit, Ph.D. of the new Heritage Center for Policy Innovation analyze the problem and offer detailed solutions on how to reverse course. Butler explains that many objections to Medicare reform … More

    Online Chat on Obamacare and Medicare Reform

    Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat with Health Policy Analyst Kate Nix. The Obama Administration recently said that part of Obamacare, the CLASS Act, would no longer go into effect. Also, in a speech at Heritage yesterday, Paul Ryan mentioned the need to reform … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Obamacare

    Click here to join the online chat on Obamacare. We are joined by Health Policy Analyst Kate Nix. She is taking your questions about the future of Obamacare and other policy alternatives that can be implemented to drive costs down. Lunch with Heritage feat. Kate Nix

    A Blueprint for Medicare Reform

    Heritage Policy Analyst Kathryn Nix recently released a paper explaining why the premium support, or defined contribution, model for Medicare reform found in Heritage’s Saving the American Dream is the best way to get out of our health care spending and debt crises. Several elements of this approach to reform … More

    Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? Tell That to Current Medicare Recipients

    Conservatives, including The Heritage Foundation, support reforming Medicare to provide seniors with a defined contribution to apply to the health care plan of their choice. This approach would address the program’s insolvency, and it is superior to other options—including the President’s plan to allow an unelected board of officials to … More