Between 1965 and 1980, Medicare costs went up dramatically above policymaker’s original projections, Troy University professor Christopher T. Warden pointed out in an Accuracy in Academia seminar at the National Press Club on July 31. This year’s Medicaid expenditures totaled $391 billion.
The former editorial-page editor of Investors Business Daily, Warden is the author of Voodoo Anyone? Economics for Journalists, a textbook that AIA is publishing.
Video taken by Santiago Leon, an intern at the American Journalism Center, a training program run by Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia. Produced by Bethany Stotts, a staff writer at Accuracy in Academia.