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At 50, Medicare and Medicaid Face the Challenge of a New Generation of Super-Expensive Drugs
The Health Care Blog

Happy birthday Medicare and Medicaid! Fifty years old today. Middle age. Congratulations. You’ve survived a lot—and 76 million baby boomers and 60 million low-income Americans are mighty glad you’re still around, covering one in three Americans, with solvency until 2030 at last accounting.

Unfortunately, the challenges are not going to let up. In fact, they’re likely to get worse.