Medicare matters: Building on a record of accomplishments.
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Medicare's success over the past 35 years include doubling the number of persons age 65 or over with health insurance, increasing
access to mainstream health care services, and substantially reducing the financial burdens faced by older Americans. Medicare
reform remains high on the list of priorities of many policymakers because of rapid past and expected future growth in Medicare.
If the original goals of the program - including providing mainstream care, pooling of risks, and offering help to those most
in need - are to be protected, however, a go-slow approach for greater reliance on the private sector is in order.
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