November 9, 2010

The Future Of Medicare and Health Care

Guest: Nino Amato, President and Executive Director - Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)

Now that the campaign rhetoric has calmed down, what exactly is the state of Medicare and health care in general? Public opinion polls show Americans are fairly equally divided on their support or opposition to the health care reform legislation, but the bigger statistic is that recent polls show widespread misunderstanding of what the law actually says. According to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, half of people over 65 think Medicare benefits will be cut and over one-third believe "death panels" are included in the legislation. NEITHER IS TRUE!

According to Nino Amato, cost, access, and medical safety are the big issues in the future of health care. In this umbrella discussion, Amato clarifies the misperceptions, discusses what is needed for sustainable health care, and describes Wisconsin's own Campaign for Better Care.

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