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WK2: Congressional Budget Office: Options for Reducing the Deficit1Congressional Budget Office: Options for Reducing the DeficitMonique AkinsMHA 516: Operating In Structure: Health Sector Policy And GovernanceOctober 19, 2020Prof. Michelle Rose
WK2: Congressional Budget Office: Options for Reducing the Deficit2The number of people enrolling in Medicare is continually increasing as the baby-boomgeneration reaches retirement age. "Most of the projected spending in the major federal healthprogram is for people age 65 or older" ("Options For Reducing The Deficit: 2017 To 2026", n.d.)."Raising the Age Eligibility for Medicare to 67 is one option to reduce spending offered inchapter 5 of The Congressional Budget Office website report, Options for Reducing the Deficit:2017 to 2026.Physician practices would be affected by raising the age for Medicare to 67.Generally, patient health status diminishes with age.Health degradation is a directcorrelation to Medicare per capita spending.According to The Henry J Kaiser Family

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Term
Summer
Professor
Thom Sloan
Tags
Kaiser Family Foundation, Henry J Kaiser, Years in the future

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