Sustaining Medicare’s Future
Since 1965, Medicare has ensured access to guaranteed health care benefits for older adults and people with disabilities. Today, Medicare takes center stage as policymakers look for federal budget savings. Despite popular support for the program, some argue that Medicare must be drastically changed to shrink the deficit or to prepare for a growing aging population.
Yet, in a recent national poll, most Americans—89% of those polled—oppose major cuts to Medicare to reduce the nation’s budget deficit. To help explain various Medicare proposals, we have created a series of fact sheets and web videos.
Medicare: Strong and Built to Last
Build on What Works: Medicare Cost Savers
Paying More for Less: A Shortsighted Path to Savings
Medicare Rights Center President Joe Baker discusses policy proposals to shift costs to people with Medicare and what’s at stake for the 50 million older adults and people with disabilities who rely on Medicare’s guaranteed health care benefits.
Read our fact sheets on specific proposals to shift costs.