Will New Trump-GOP Tax Plan Trigger PAYGO Cuts to Medicare?

The Trump-GOP tax plan will add to the national debt by $1 trillion (Joint Committee on Taxation) or $1.4 trillion (Congressional Budget Office). Under the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) law, Congress will need to make a choice to cut Medicare or to allow the increase of the national debt. The PAYGO law says that the revenue shortfall … Continue reading Will New Trump-GOP Tax Plan Trigger PAYGO Cuts to Medicare?

Segment 6 – Why Healthcare Cost is a Problem

This segment reviews the impact of relentless increase of U.S. healthcare spending on the economy, politics and society. In Segment 4, we showed some statistics on relentlessly rising healthcare spending. And in Segment 5 we looked at the Perfect Storm -- how rising costs are literally built into the system as it is now. In … Continue reading Segment 6 – Why Healthcare Cost is a Problem