Medicare and the Federal Budget: Comparison of Medicare Provisions in Recent Federal Debt and Deficit Reduction Proposals
Many of the budget proposals and debt-reduction plans being considered by Congress and the Administration include proposals that would achieve substantial savings from the Medicare program over time. This brief features a side-by-side comparison of the key Medicare provisions in three major budget and debt-reduction plans:
- President Obama’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2014, released by the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 10, 2013;
- The Senate Concurrent Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2014, passed by the Senate on March 23, 2013; and
- The House Concurrent Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year 2014, passed by the House on March 21, 2013.
The brief also includes short descriptions of Medicare proposals in several other deficit-reduction proposals recently put forward by other members of Congress and influential policy groups. The Foundation will update its side-by-side comparisons as needed to reflect new proposals and changes.
The side-by-side summary is part of the Foundation’s Project on Medicare’s Future, which focuses on producing timely analysis of leading Medicare reforms affecting people on Medicare.