Medicare's Midlife Crisis
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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