74Jan 7, 2013
National Health Spending in 2011
Experts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released their report on health spending trends in 2011. They used charts to demonstrate that increases in Medicare spending were offset by slower ...
285May 16, 2011
2011 Medicare Trustees Report
Panelists talked about the just-released the 2011 Medicare Trustees Report. Among the topics they addressed were the findings of the report, its implications for senior citizens and taxpayers, ...
637Feb 10, 2011
Impact of Health Care Law on Medicare
The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the new health care law and Medicare. The witnesses were Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Donald Berwick and Richard Foster, the official ...
178Jan 26, 2011
Implementation of Health Care Law, Part 2
Witnesses testified about 2010 health care reform legislation and its impact on the federal budget. Among the issues they addressed were the manner and costs of implementation, the impact on ...
550Jan 26, 2011
Implementation of Health Care Law, Part 1
Richard Foster testified about 2010 health care reform legislation and its impact on the federal budget. Among the issues he addressed were the manner and costs of implementation, the impact on ...
286Aug 6, 2010
2010 Medicare Trustees Report
Panelists talked about the just-released government report on the fiscal condition of Social Security and Medicare, which cited an improved outlook for Medicare and a slightly less positive picture ...
89Mar 26, 2008
Future of Medicare
Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions the ...
46Apr 25, 2007
Fiscal State of Medicare
Mr. Foster testifies about the Report of the Medicare Trustees, updating Medicare and Medicaid status and projecting future expenditures and enrollment.
26Mar 25, 2005
The Outlook for Medicare
The American Enterprise Institute held a forum on “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Richard Foster, the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ...
22Feb 23, 2005
Health Care Spending
Medicare officials and representatives from private health insurance companies spoke about U.S. health care costs and projections for spending on health care. Among the issues they addressed ...
54Mar 24, 2004
Social Security and Medicare Funds
Officials testified about an annual report from the Board of Trustees on Social Security and Medicare and its predictions about the programs' insolvency. Mr. Foster also talked about his ...
10Mar 24, 2003
The speakers talked about the annual Medicare trustees' report, focusing on the funding of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The final approximately 37 minutes of this program are not ...
12Mar 27, 2002
Future of Medicare
The panelists discussed the financial health of the Medicare Trust Fund, whose annual report was released yesterday. They analyzed the report, noting the increase in Medicare expenditures, and ...
27Apr 21, 1998
Medicare Demographic Challenges, Day 2
In the second set of hearings by the bipartisan commission, health economists said that Medicare is not as good as most private health insurance because it does not cover some items such as ...