Target Providers’ Sense of Entitlement (Modern Healthcare op-ed)

Cross-posted from Modern Healthcare

Target providers’ sense of entitlement

Americans are paying more for Medicare, but where is that money going?

By Rosemary Gibson
Posted: May 4, 2013 – 12:01 am ET

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Springtime in Washington brings the annual federal budget ritual. This year, President Barack Obama’s budget for 2014 included a proposal to increase Medicare premiums for higher-income seniors. Other ideas to sustain Medicare are cross-pollinating across the political aisle. 

Both Republicans and Democrats have discussed raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. 

Whatever the White House and Congress decide, Americans need to be prepared for sticker shock when they enroll in Medicare. 

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