Commentary: Medicare Gets An Umbrella For An AvalancheKeith H. Hammonds
As Congress fiddles with the arcana of its balanced budget bill, the disagreeable prospect of a Medicare crisis already is receding from public view. And why not? The final budget likely will stave off bankruptcy of Medicare's trust fund until 2007, via some accounting sleight-of-hand and $115 billion in lower payments to providers and insurers.
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