The changing future of Medicare and Medicaid at 50

(By Heather Caspi, www.healthcaredive.com)

With Medicare and Medicaid turning 50 this month, research suggests overall public support for the programs is strong but somewhat split along party lines. A recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that 77% consider Medicare to be “very important” and 63% consider Medicaid to be. The report adds that today, the programs cover a combined 111 million Americans and are projected to cost $1,035 billion this year. Read more…

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