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Can Medicare Advantage Reforms Save the Trust Fund?

The Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund is only six years from insolvency according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the...

Bipartisan Policy Center Highlights Need for Medicare Trust Fund Solutions

With just five years until the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund faces insolvency, lawmakers must address the trust fund's $515 billion net...

How Much Would the President's Budget Extend Medicare Solvency?

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund is only five years from insolvency according to both the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the...

Reducing Private Health Care Costs

Erica Socker and Mark Miller of Arnold Ventures last week penned a blog post in Health Affairs on the need to contain the costs of employer-provided...

TRUST Act has Bipartisan, Bicameral Reintroduction

Last week, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers reintroduced the TRUST Act , which would establish bipartisan commissions to restore...

Event Recap: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

On Wednesday, March 17, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a virtual event “ New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs ." The event was...

Ten Options to Secure the Medicare Trust Fund

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI), or Part A, trust fund is expected to be only five years from insolvency and faces a $515 billion net funding...

Capping Hospital Prices

High hospital prices are a leading driver of high and rising costs in the U.S. health care system, resulting in insurance premium growth that...

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an...