Medicare and America's economic security

Rother, John
January 2013
Aging Today;Jan/Feb2013, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p7
The article offers information on the impact of Medicare on the economic security of the U.S. and also discusses several possible changes recommended by the Democrats and Republicans in the Medicare policy. It mentions that care coordination for people with multiple chronic conditions should be improved. It further reflects on the need of transparency in the medical care costs by the physicians.


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