Why Medicare is suddenly under debate again

By Micel Martin, Tinbete Ermyas, Gurjit Kaur for npr on March 14, 2023

The White House released President Biden’s $6.8 trillion proposed budget last week, listing his priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Among other things, Biden singled out Medicare — the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older. Republican leaders insist they won’t be threatening cuts to Medicare in upcoming budget negotiations, but others in the party have floated the idea of making changes over time to the program — including benefit cuts they say will be necessary to keep Medicare solvent. Here…

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