Kaiser Family Foundation Medicare options

Kaiser is the best source of basic information on health policy around, so their new compilation of 150 “Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future” is a must read/great resource. If you are a big health policy type it will be mostly familiar territory, but they have pulled many items together in one place. Here are two figures that provide a useful context to the ongoing debate about Medicare’s future (from page viii and ix, respectively).

I will blog on some of these options over the next few weeks. Note: keep in mind that if a given amount of health care spending that is planned doesn’t accrue to Medicare’s balance sheet, then either it goes away (less payment to providers and/or less care provided, per capita) OR it is shifted to another payer.

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About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute). I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy, and currently serve as Chair of Duke's University Priorities Committee (UPC). My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

One Response to Kaiser Family Foundation Medicare options

  1. Keep up the good work Kaiser Family Foundation. More blessing to come. God Bless always. family care foundation (fcf)

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