No. of Recommendations: 51
ziggy29 writes,

The CBO also shows that Medicare and Medicaid spending doubled from 1996 to 2006, from a combined $283.3 billion to $553.4 billion. Even after normalizing for inflation and population growth, that's a pretty steep increase given the low-inflation environment of that time period.

From 1996 to 2006, my conservative-approved, private health insurer more than quadrupled my monthly premiums while raising deductibles and copays. If only they could have operated with the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Medicare and merely doubled them, I'd be estatic.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.