Video of this event will be livestreamed online at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream
There have been repeated warnings from across the political spectrum--including, most recently, from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform--that Medicare spending will bankrupt the country unless it is curbed. Nonetheless, the health reform legislation failed to make significant changes in Medicare. Worse yet, it created fake savings to "pay" for reform by tightening down Medicare price controls, even though Congress has a long history of delaying such cuts so they are never realized. With the first baby boomers now turning sixty-five, we are running out of time to save Medicare. It is widely acknowledged that Medicare must be reformed, but most proposals fail to offer practical steps to achieve that end. AEI's Joseph Antos and a panel of experts will discuss what it would take to overcome political and technical roadblocks to necessary action.