12:00am

Thu August 23, 2012
Medicare

Today on Your Call: How does Medicare work? And what is in store for its future?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Medicare system--how it currently functions and how it was changed under the Affordable Care Act.  Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan has proposed a privatized voucher system.  But critics say that could quickly become unaffordable for most seniors.  If you’re on Medicare or will be soon, what’s your opinion of how it should work?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Trudy Lieberman  former director of the health and medical reporting program at the Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York

Igor Volsky, deputy editor of ThinkProgress.org

Resources:

Columbia Journalism Review: Medicare, Paul Ryan, and beyond: a primer

Columbia Journalism Review: Medicare and the $716 billion bogeyman

Prepared Patient Forum: Seniors Will Be Paying More for Their Health Care 

Think Progress: Ryan Touts Medicare Program He Wants To End At Florida Rally

New Yorker: Ryan’s Medicare Reform: An Early Supporter Recants 

CNN Money: Whose Medicare plan cuts more?

Book: Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform 

Slate: Obama and Romney Agree on Medicare

 

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