Archive for December 20, 2011

Perhaps Someone IS Listening

The NY Times editorial of 12/18/2011, “Working with Medicare,” picks up on some ideas the Center has been espousing for years:

  • Negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Let the Affordable Care Act do its job.
  • Be careful regarding private plans, premium support and too much cost-shifting to beneficiaries.
  • The REAL solution to Medicare costs lies in addressing health care costs in general.
The piece also offers some ideas that are not ideal for beneficiaries, but the bottom line idea of working with Medicare, rather than undermining it as Ryan-Wyden would do, is the right direction.

December 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment


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