Improving the Medicare Savings Programs Would Help Low-Income Seniors Cope With Higher Medical Expenses
Publication Date: May 2008
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Elderly; Senior citizen; Health care costs
Bipartisan Senate negotiators are crafting Medicare legislation that would avert a cut in physician payments scheduled to take effect at the end of June. This legislation could also include long-overdue improvements to the Medicare Savings Programs, which help low-income Medicare beneficiaries pay their premiums and cost-sharing.