Means-Testing Federal Health Entitlement Benefits

Andrew A. Samwick

NBER Retirement Research Center Paper No. NB 12-16
Issued in September 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #5 RRC08098400‐04‐00 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. Any errors are my own.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Andrew A. Samwick -----

I served as the chief economist on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers when one of the policy reforms (the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003) that is analyzed in this paper was enacted.

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