Accession Number PB2014-101208
Title Premium Support System for Medicare: Analysis of Illustrative Options.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 55p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Over the past two decades, numerous proposals have been advanced for the establishment of a premium support system for Medicare. Under such a program, beneficiaries would purchase health insurance from one of a number of competing plans, and the federal government would pay part of the cost of the coverage. The various proposals have differed in many respects, including the way in which the federal contribution would be set and how that contribution might change over time. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report presents a preliminary analysis of the ways two illustrative options for a premium support system would affect federal spending and beneficiaries choices and payments. The agency has developed significant new tools to analyze such a system in greater depth than in the past; the specifications of the options examined here also differ from those CBO analyzed previously.
Keywords CBO study
Competition
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study
Costs
Federal budget
Fee-for-service
Medicare
Medicare spending
Premium support system


 
Source Agency Congressional Budget Office
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
44 - Health Care
Corporate Author Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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