- Words: 760
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Healthcare
- Paper #: 81951285
In 2003, President Bush expanded Medicare, by subsidizing prescription drug costs under Part D.
There are further changes to Medicare and Medicaid in the Affordable Care Act. There were expansions in the number of preventative health care services offered for free (such as colorectal screening), and by closing gaps in prior coverage (HHS, 2012). Berenson (2010) notes that the ACA pays for this expanded coverage by decreasing Medicare spending by