50 Wishes for
Medicare’s Future

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Wish #15:
Ensure appropriate financing is available to sustain and strengthen Medicare for the future

It is critically important that Congress ensure the Medicare program is adequately financed to deliver on its promise of guaranteed access to health benefits to today’s and tomorrow’s beneficiaries. Cuts to Medicare benefits, radical changes to the program’s basic structure, and cost shifting to seniors and people with disabilities should not be used to reduce federal spending. Where Medicare savings are needed, Congress should rely on responsible solutions, such as through the advancement of delivery system reforms, the elimination of wasteful spending, programs to restrict fraud and abuse, and new revenue generation.