Both programs face substantial, certain, and worsening financial challenges that grow more difficult to resolve with each additional year of delay.
The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.
A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the opportunities and challenges of a federal demonstration program that seeks to better integrate care and payment structures for patients who receive both Medicare and Medicaid services.
This report provides a status update on the Financial Alignment Initiative. The Financial Alignment Initiative was launched in 2011 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in partnership with states and insurance plans to test how to better manage and coordinate Medicare and Medicaid services.
Statement from the Bipartisan Policy Center Expert Panel on the Future of Health Care
Today, the ex officio trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released the 2017 annual reports on the financial conditions of the two programs. The trustees’ projections remain ominous for the financial future of the programs, with serious implications for millions of current and future program beneficiaries as well as taxpaying workers.
The trustees for Social Security and Medicare today released their annual reports, providing an update on the financial conditions of the programs’ trust funds. The reports highlight the significant financial challenges that each program continues to face.
The Bipartisan Policy Center has proposed a series of reforms aimed at helping families finance long-term care for themselves and their loved ones.