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Publication Date: January 2009 View Publication
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Brian M. Riedl; Alison Acosta Fraser
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Medicare reform; Social security; Presidential transition
Coverage: United States
Unless Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are reformed, America faces a future of soaring taxes and government spending that will cause poor economic performance. Americans will pay onerous taxes, and future generations will have lower living standards than Americans enjoy today. It is vitally important to take up this challenge and make entitlement reform a top priority.