Prefunding Medicare Without Individual Accounts

Seidman, Laurence S.
September 2000
Health Affairs;Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p72
Academic Journal
Evaluates proposal to create individual medical retirement accounts to prefund the Medicare program as a way to address its problems. Outline of suggested, Congress-mandated Medicare trust fund reform; Use of the Medicare payroll tax as a primary source to prefund Medicare; Use of earned income tax credit to offset low-income workers' burden of increase in the Medicare payroll tax. Long-run Medicare funding.


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