In a speech at George Washington University today, President Obama outlined
his proposal to cut the federal deficit by $4 trillion in the next 12
And with $65 trillion in current unfunded liabilities for Medicare,
Medicaid and Social Security, it should be no surprise that cuts to these
programs are in the works.
Medicare and Medicaid spending alone amount to $12,000 a year per recipient
right now. At the current rate, that amount will balloon to $44,000 a year
Indeed, according to a study done by Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins
Caulfield & Byers, the Congressional Budget Office reports that if
nothing is done about entitlement and debt, “…entitlement and net
interest payments combined will equal all federal revenue by 2025, just 14
years from now.”
It’s not certain how much the President’s plan will reduce Medicare and
Medicaid spending. However, it is clear that American’s will have to pick
up more of the tab for their medical expenses in retirement. And that means
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