Kaiser Family Foundation Resources on Deficit-Reduction Debate

These Foundation resources shed light on how the ongoing national debate about deficit reduction may affect Medicare, Medicaid and other health-care programs. These resources include analysis of specific savings proposals, polling on the public’s views of deficit-reduction options, summaries and comparisons of relevant elements of major deficit-reduction plans, and explanatory briefs and backgrounders describing key issues related to the debate.

Drew Altman: The News Media and Entitlement Reform


Medicare-Specific Analysis

Policy Options to Sustain Medicare for the Future

The Budget Control Act of 2011: Implications for Medicare

Transforming Medicare into a Premium Support System: Implications for Beneficiary Premiums

Raising the Age of Medicare Eligibility: A Fresh Look Following Implementation of Health Reform

Restructuring Medicare’s Benefit Design: Implications for Beneficiaries and Spending

Income-Relating Medicare Part B and Part D Premiums Under Current Law and Recent Proposals: What are the Implications for Beneficiaries?

Medigap Reforms: Potential Effects of Benefit Restrictions on Medicare Spending and Beneficiary Costs

Comparison of Medicare Premium Support Proposals

Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Deficit and Debt Reduction Proposals


Medicaid-Specific Analysis

Medicaid Provider Taxes and Federal Deficit Reduction Efforts

National and State-By-State Impact of the 2012 House Republican Budget Plan for Medicaid

The Budget Control Act of 2011: Implications for MedicareMedicaid and the Budget Control Act: What Options Will Be Considered?

Comparison of Medicaid Provisions in Deficit-Reduction Proposals

Explaining the State Integrated Care and Financial Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

State Fiscal Conditions and Medicaid


Health Reform

The Budget Trigger and Health Reform


Public Opinion

September 2012 Kaiser Health Tracking Poll

Polling on Medicare Premium Support Systems Over Time

Seniors and the 2012 Presidential Election

Additional Background Information

Briefing: Health Care on the Brink of the Fiscal Cliff

The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare Premium Support Proposals

Medigap Reform: Setting the Context

The Independent Payment Advisory Board: A New Approach to Controlling Medicare Spending

Data Spotlights Examine Financial Burden of Health Care on Medicare Beneficiaries

Implications Of A Federal Block Grant Program For Medicaid

Why Does Medicaid Spending Vary Across States: A Chartbook of Factors Driving State Spending

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