Would we have a grand bargain to raise some taxes and rein in the growth of Medicare and Social Security?
Well, Florida Senator Bill Nelson won for his sick and elderly constituents protection against cuts in Medicare home-assistance.
Dual-eligibles are the sickest, poorest, and most vulnerable segment of the Medicare population.
They are for excluding government from health care (except when it comes to Medicare).
What if they held an election and nobody attacked anybody over Medicare?
My budget will commit an additional $400 billion over the next decade to reform and strengthen Medicare.
We will reform Social Security and Medicare, sparing our children from struggles we have the power to prevent.
Medicare's finances are strained and its coverage is outdated.
Second, once we have saved Social Security, we must fulfill our obligation to save and improve Medicare.
Medicare that we were unable to pass for so many years is now a part of American life.
Medicare Med·i·care or med·i·care (měd'ĭ-kâr')
A program under the U.S. Social Security Administration that reimburses hospitals and physicians for medical care provided to qualifying people over 65 years old.
A federal program providing medical care for the elderly. Established by a health insurance bill in 1965, as part of President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the Medicare program made a significant step for social welfare legislation and helped establish the growing population of the elderly as a pressure group. (See entitlements.)
A federal health insurance program, administered by the Social Security Administration, that provides health care for the aged.