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Title
Trends in Medicare expenditures and financial status, 1966-2000.
First Author
Foster, Richard S
Date of Pub
2000 Fall
Pages
35-51
Volume
22
Issue
1
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
In this article, the author reviews expenditure growth trends over Medicare's 35-year history and comments on how the program's long-range financial outlook has changed over time. The author focuses on the various legislative, economic, and demographic factors that have affected expenditure growth and financial status. In addition, Medicare's share of total U.S. health costs is briefly reviewed. In an appended comment, the author considers whether the impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) was greater than intended by Congress and the Administration. The author concludes with a plea for greater attention to correcting the projected long-range deficits for the Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Health Expenditures : Medicare : Aged : Financial Management/trends : Government : Insurance/economics : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration
NTIS Number
PB2001-105913