By Joe Baker, President, Medicare Rights Center
Posted: 11/13/2012 for Huff Post Politics
Election Day is behind us, Medicare remains on American's minds.
Medicare ranked third
to the economy and federal deficit as an issue of extreme importance
in deciding how Americans voted. For months now, pundits, candidates
and policymakers have wrestled one another about Medicare's future.
Taking place at town hall meetings and on editorial pages, these
battles were mostly waged in fiscal terms. Medicare's sustainability,
the fiscal slope, and the cost of insuring the Baby Boomers are hot
topics for debate. Attention will now turn from the candidates'
promises to their actual proposals.