Location: Senate Budget Committee Hearing Room, Room 608
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.
Independent consultant and former Director of the
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Founder and Executive
Director of Centrists. Org
Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D.