With Medicare spending growth over the next decade expected to exceed GDP growth, the trust fund projected to be depleted in 2026, and evidence of persistent and pervasive waste and disparities in health care, attention has returned to the role of payment reform in controlling Medicare spending growth and driving more efficient and equitable care delivery.
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The nation’s growing debt threatens Medicare and Medicaid, which have helped countless Americans and reduced poverty. Schaeffer Center researchers work with legislators on a bipartisan basis to bolster these vital systems, making them more efficient and effective.