Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): John C. Goodman
Research Area: Health
Keywords: Health reform; Presidential transition; Medicare
Coverage: United States
The most important domestic policy problem this country faces is health care. The most important component of that problem is Medicare. Forecasts by every federal agency that produces such simulations--the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Social Security/Medicare Trustees, the General Accounting Office (GAO)--show that we are on a dangerous and unsustainable path. Indeed, the question is not: Will reform take place? The question is: How painful will reform have to be?