Memo to Bush: Beware the Medicare gorilla

Kremer, Jerry
April 2005
Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);4/1/2005, Vol. 52 Issue 14, p11A
Warns United States President George W. Bush about an impending Medicare crisis. Medicare trustees' prediction that the Medicare hospital insurance fund would be depleted by 2020; Likelihood that the cost of health care in the United States could reach 3.6 trillion dollars by 2014; President's policy on Social Security reform.


Related Articles

  • HSAs: fad or partial fix for broken system? Solnik, Claude // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);10/22/2004, Vol. 51 Issue 45, Special Section p6B 

    Examines the viability of Health Savings Accounts (HSA) in the United States, which was created by the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which was signed into law in 2003 by President George W. Bush. Employees' use of tax-free money for healthcare costs and...

  • Making Health Care Worse.  // Challenge (05775132);Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p53 

    The authors present an analysis of the United States health-care plan, which they argue has become a form of privatization under the leadership of U.S. President George W. Bush. They suggest that not only is the program inadequate, it is also bound to make health care matters worse. They argue...

  • renegotiating the social contract. Scott, Jeanne Schulte // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Apr2003, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p28 

    Focuses on the plans of U.S. President George W. Bush on social security, Medicare and Medicaid. Provision of control to individuals to control their investment and maintenance of the nation's social programs; Concern on the implications of the changes on benefits to the elderly and financial...

  • What Bush isn't telling you about Social Security. Wang, Penelope // Money;Mar2004, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p25 

    This article focuses on President George W. Bush's policy proposals on Security in the United States. That's the motive behind Bush's resurrection of his earlier proposals for new tax-free savings plans for retirement and other big goals. The plans, buried in the budget that Bush proposed in...

  • This Could Work. Alter, Jonathan // Newsweek;2/14/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 7, p54 

    Presents thoughts from the author on why he thinks U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to reorganize Social Security could work. Problems with the Medicare program and Bush's attention to it.

  • Don't Forget to Fix Social Security. Sloan, Allan // Newsweek;2/5/2007, Vol. 149 Issue 6, p21 

    In this article the author examines the 2007 State of the Union Address made by president George W. Bush, noting there were few references to social security. He explains social security provisions covered by a Bush plan to reform health care costs. Also examined are ways in which the plan will...

  • Pricing Health Care Back into the Market. Gaby, Alan R. // Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients;Jun2005, Issue 263, p67 

    The article discusses the cost of medical care in the U.S. According to the author, the American healthcare system, which boasts of being the best in the world, is in some ways the worst, since it is unable to provide the most basic services for anything remotely resembling a reasonable price....

  • Remarks in Little Rock, Arkansas.  // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;2/2/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p141 

    Presents a speech by U.S. President George W. Bush, delivered at the Baptist Health Medical Center on January 26, 2004. Reasons behind the rising health care costs; Priority of the Bush administration on security issues; Positive developments in the country's economy; Changes in the Medicare...

  • Health Care Programs Fate Cuts in Bush Budget.  // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Apr2007, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p92 

    The article alerts physical therapists to the possibility of Medicare and Medicaid healthcare cuts. The administration of U.S. President George W. Bush has recommended significant budget cuts over the next five years. Payments will be reduced to many healthcare providers and institutions. Home...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics