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Medicare Choice Plus, the Answer to the Long-Term Deficit Problem

March 2004, Dean Baker

This paper notes that projections of soaring budget defincits are driven primarily by rising health care costs, not demographics. It proposes a solution that would enable Medicare beneficiaries to buy into the health care systems of countries with higher life expentancies and lower medical costs than the U.S.

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