The Heritage Foundation has published the first three papers in a series focusing on how to improve the new Medicare law. In the first paper, Bob Moffit of The Heritage Foundation makes several recommendations, including delaying implementation of the drug entitlement until Congress determines how to pay for it. In the second paper, Joe Antos of the American Enterprise Institute looks at ways to promote real cost containment in Medicare, including accelerating notification of Congress if Medicare's draw on general revenues grows too large, avoiding automatic spending cuts, and enhancing real competitive reforms. In the third paper, Grace-Marie Turner and Joe Antos recommend ways to build on the temporary drug discount card program, including making a funded drug card a permanent option in Medicare.
Full text of #1: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/bg1750.cfm
Full text of #2: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/bg1751.cfm
Full text of #3: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/bg1752.cfm