On January 28, President Bush is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress. His speech will be followed by the release of the Administration’s proposed FY 2009 budget on February 4. The President is expected to include significant health care proposals, including a plan to address Medicare financing as a result of a “Medicare funding warning” triggered by projections for two consecutive years that Medicare costs financed by general revenues will exceed 45% in 2013. Budget documents will be available February 4 at www.budget.gov.