- - Near Term Costs. Over the past few years, Medicare spending has actually decreased, which may be a sign of hospitals cutting excess and better spending their money. Washington has it's eye on cutting spending now, but what will that do in the long term for those covered by Medicare?
- -Long Term Health Savings. The government can find a way to let Medicare grow at the rate of the economy. The article cites several things that can help do this: Higher premiums, Older ages to qualify for coverage, and a set amount of money for the beneficiaries to buy their coverage.
- -Fee for service. Currently, doctors are paid per service they perform. Could paying them one grand sum for all their services cut out the services they do that are unnecessary?
- -Benefits. Solving the current gaps in the coverage could also be a way to save on costs.
Date: Friday, March 28th, 2014 2:oo-3:00 EDT
Priority Code: 1926WEBHCI
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