By Doug Heinlen
Everything changes as it accumulates more birthdays—including vital programs like Medicare.
Medicare turns 46 on July 30, and oh, how it has changed throughout the years.
One landmark event for Medicare, as for most elements of U.S. health care, was the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding most aspects of the new national health-care law. As implementation of the new law proceeds, what does the future hold for Medicare?