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Mark Miller: Remaking Retirement

A New Chapter in the Medicare Reform Battle

Contributor Mark Miller takes a look at a trio of changes that may be debated in Washington.

Not much was said during the presidential election about Medicare reform, but "modernization" of one of our most critical retirement programs is on the agenda in Washington.

The term applies to a basketful of reform ideas long favored by Republicans. But if Medicare modernization moves forward next year, it will set in motion a long-term shift of healthcare cost risk from government to beneficiaries on an unprecedented scale.

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