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Medicare Hype


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The latest Medicare Trustees report was released yesterday and there were two main messages in the administration’s press release: (1) slower Medicare growth has added four more years to the life of the Medicare Trust Fund, relative to last year’s report, and (2) the main reason is the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), including new payment methods the administration has been experimenting with and the establishment of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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