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Jun 17

Can Congress Contain Medicare's Explosive Costs ?

Location: Senate Budget Committee Hearing Room, Room 608 Dirksen

Medicare Costs are going to explode. Will the new cost containment provisions of the Medicare Modernization Act really work? Are they sufficient to control costs in the near future? Can Congress improve upon them? Should Congress impose expenditure caps on the Medicare program, or tighten reimbursement rules for doctors, hospitals, and health plans? What is the prospect for price controls on drugs? Should Congress raise taxes or increase beneficiary premiums or co-payments? Do across the board cuts in Medicare make sense? Would targeted Medicare cuts be more effective and less disruptive? Three top analysts will address these and many other urgent questions concerning Medicare's financial future.

More About the Speakers

Joseph R. Antos
The Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health
Care and Retirement Policy at the
American Enterprise Institute.

Dan Crippen
Independent consultant and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Jeff Lemieux
Founder and Executive
Director of Centrists. Org

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