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Health Care Reform Simplified: Guide Your Family And Your Business Through Health Care Reform by Dave Parks

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C H A P T E R       7     

Medi-Growth Medicaid, Medicare Poised to Expand

More than 100 million Americans rely upon Medicaid and Medicare for insurance coverage.

Medicaid, the government's insurance program for the impoverished or disabled, covers more than 60 million Americans. Medicare, the government's insurance programs for people 65 and older, covers 48 million Americans.

And both of these Goliath programs are growing fast.

Medicaid, along with its Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, is experiencing growth spurts caused by health care reform, and by the end of the decade it is expected to cover about 82 million Americans.

Medicare's growth is accelerating steadily because of aging Baby Boomers, and by the end of the decade it ...

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