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Deficit Reduction: What It Means for Medicare

As the congressional "super committee" meets to find $1.2 trillion to trim from the federal budget, many are wondering how deficit-reduction efforts will affect Medicare. In a new blog post, The Commonwealth Fund's Caryn Marks and Megan Keenan report on an Oct. 11 Alliance for Health Reform briefing that explored options to reduce federal health care spending and the likely outcomes of various deficit-reduction plans. Visit the Alliance for Health Reform Web site for the webcast, podcast, individual speaker videos, and other resources from the event.

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