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Ryan and Rivlin are right: a “Draconian” shift to a defined contribution Medicare benefit structure may be the only “fair” way to reduce the difference between how much government funded health care people want and how much we are willing to pay for. aka addressing The Long-Term Deficit

Ryan and Rivlin are right: a “Draconian” shift to a defined contribution Medicare benefit structure may be the only “fair” way to reduce the difference between how much government funded health care people want and how much they are wiling … Continue reading

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Great Recession? Not if you’re in the hospital business: Just look at the palatial new hospitals in your community.

Driving across the country lately, a consistent sight has been evident in the buildings near the populated highway exits: Wal-Marts (What percentage of Americans live 30 minutes or less from a Wal-Mart? It must be above 80%) and new shiny … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Often Cited “Adult Conversation” Is Politically Impossible: It’s the Medicare, Stupid: A Memo From Uncle Sam To Baby Boomers

The Nature of the Often Cited “Adult Conversation” Is Politically Impossible: It’s the Medicare, Stupid: A Memo From Uncle Sam To Baby Boomers   All the politicians of both parties have been using the phrase “adult conversation,” as in last … Continue reading

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It is a moral and religious imperative for Medicare to encourage physicians to propose a voluntary discussion about their patients’ wishes for end-of-life care

Politicians or other government leader who are against Medicare providing an incentive for physicians to propose a voluntary discussion about their patients’ wishes for end-of-life care don’t care about patients. Our leaders are afraid to admit that commitments made to … Continue reading

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Medicare Costs Are The Most Important Issue In Long-Term Deficit Reduction

The least solvable part of our long-term deficit crisis is the infinite demand for medical services committed to the baby boom generation through the Medicare Program. Social Security long term financial stability can be achieved through mathematical and actuarial adjustments. … Continue reading

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