Medicare's Midlife Crisis

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Cato Institute, 2001 - Medical - 136 pages
Most Americans, and even most seniors, know little or nothing about Medicare and the efforts being made to reform it. In Medicare's Midlife Crisis Sue Blevins examines the program's origins, evolution, and future policy options. She points out that even before Medicare was created in 1965, more than three out of four seniors were protected by a safety net for medical assistance and the average life expectancy for older Americans was on the rise.
 

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Contents

1 Dont Know Much about Medicare?
1
Early International and National Efforts
25
From State to Federal Coverage
39
4 Did Government Officials Ignore the True Costs of Medicare?
53
5 How Has Medicare Affected Seniors?
65
Time for True Choice and Competition
83
Coverage under Medicare Part A year 2001
99
Coverage under Medicare Part B Year 2001
101
What Medicares FeeforService Program Doesnt Cover
103
Notes
105
Index
123
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