May 9, 2023 Saving Medicare: Now and for the Future
The status quo of the Medicare program not only threatens seniors’ continued access to high-quality care, but also guarantees large and growing financial burdens for seniors and taxpayers alike. Join us as experts discuss the future of Medicare in ways that rise above the rhetoric of Washington-based beltway battles.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
Medicare now enrolls approximately 65 million beneficiaries at an annual cost of nearly $1 trillion. Within ten years, Medicare will cover an estimated 79 million persons at an annual cost of nearly $2 trillion. The recent Medicare Trustees Report warned that without change, the program faces insolvency. The status quo not only threatens seniors’ continued access to high-quality care, but also guarantees large and growing financial burdens for seniors and taxpayers alike.
The Heritage Foundation has brought together leading experts to outline a vision for strengthening and modernizing the Medicare program. In a recently released book, Modernizing Medicare: Harnessing the Power of Personal Choice and Market Competition, authors offer policy solutions focused on increasing personal choice, improving price transparency, and unleashing market competition as a means to control costs without compromising services for seniors.
Join Heritage’s Robert Moffit and contributors Doug Holtz-Eakin, President of American Action Forum, John Goodman, President of the Goodman Institute, and Brian Miller, MD, Non-resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, for a discussion on the future of Medicare in ways that rise above the rhetoric of Washington-based beltway battles.
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