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Congress Must Pull the Trigger to Contain Medicare Spending

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Robert E. Moffit; Alison Acosta Fraser

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: Budget; Medicare; entitlements; spending

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


A trigger in Medicare law presents Congress with an opportunity to reform entitlements.