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Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Andrew J. Rettenmaier

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Funder(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Topic: Health (Health care financing)
Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: CBO; Medicare; health care; spending

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Congress and President Obama appear intent on pursuing two conflicting goals for public and private health care: reining in rising costs while also increasing spending in order to expand insurance coverage to more people.