Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Robert Greenstein; James Horney
Research Area: Health
Keywords: Fiscal future; Economic projections; Federal budget
While Medicare faces a serious long-term financing problem that must be addressed, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees to be released on April 23 may contain a dubious “Medicare Funding Warning” that is based on a deeply misleading measure of the program’s health.