Some policymakers support efforts to fundamentally restructure and severely cut Medicaid, including by transforming the program from a guaranteed benefit to a per capita cap or block grant system. Block grants and per capita caps are both designed to produce large federal savings over time by shrinking federal funding for state Medicaid programs.
Any changes to the Medicare program must aim for healthier people, better care, and smarter spending—not paying more for less. As policymakers debate the future of health care, we will provide our insights here.
Thinking ahead to Medicare's future, it’s important to modernize benefits and pursue changes that improve how people with Medicare navigate their coverage on a daily basis. Here are our evolving 30 policy goals for Medicare’s future.
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