Medicare is growing at an unsustainable rate, the government has been saying for over a year. Medicare spending had more than doubled from $9.8 billion in 2004 to just over $20 billion this year -- an average annual growth of around 8%. Unsustainable? Well, let's assume so, for the sake of argument.
When it comes to unsustainability, super concessions are king
The government talks a lot about "unsustainability" but only for programs that benefit lower income earners, not the rich.