Medicare Reform: Economics versus Politics

Helms, Robert B.
September 2000
Independent Review;Fall2000, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p209
Academic Journal
Discusses the urgent need to reform Medicare in the United States. Role in partisan politics; Projected rate of growth of the program's expenses; Attempts to make substantial changes in Medicare; Argument regarding the cost effectiveness of Medicare; Role of healthcare quality in market competition; Meaning of economic efficiency in competitive healthcare markets.


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