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Unformatted text preview: long-term care insurance program puts middle-income earners at risk of poverty if they have a long-term illness. Rising health care costs(not pension outlays) explain most of the increase in government spending on older people This looming deficit and the high cost of health care to the federal government make Medicare a target of budget cutting The attempt to cap costs began more than two decades ago.In 1983,the government set up a Prospective Payment System(PPS)...
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- Spring '11