Medicare in the Twenty-first Century: Seeking Fair and Efficient Reform
The contributors to this book warn that the longer Medicare reform is put off, the more costly it will be. They make various recommendations for saving the Medicare programme and present solutions for the future. The history and background analysis of issues is included.
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