Universal Health Insurance Coverage Using Medicare's Payment Rates

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DIANE Publishing, 1992 - 61 pages
Examines the two approaches by which both universal health insurance coverage and greater control over health care costs might be achieved. Both approaches would apply Medicare1s payment rates to all physician and hospital services that are covered, while concurrently extending health insurance to people who are now uninsured. Charts and tables.
 

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