Retiring Medicare Actuary Reflects On The Politics Of Spending And Why He Almost Quit

Kaiser Health News staff writer Mary Agnes Carey, working in collaboration with Politico Pro, reports: "Richard S. Foster is retiring this week after 18 years as the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. His duties included projecting Medicare and Medicaid spending and the cost of health care legislation to help policymakers weigh the impact on the federal budget. Some of those estimates got him into hot water with members of both parties" (Carey, 1/28). Read the story.

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