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Brief Examines Medicare's Financing

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"FinancingMedicare: An Issue Brief,"Kaiser Family Foundation: The issue brief provides anoverview of Medicare's financing and the fiscal challenges the program faces inthe coming decades. The brief describes how Medicare is financed and examinesseveral methods of assessing its long-term financial outlook. It also looks atwhat is driving the program's growth, including the nation's broader trendtoward higher health care costs that also is affecting private-sector spending.The brief was prepared by Health Policy Alternatives (Kaiser Family Foundation release1/11).

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