Merline, John
May 1995
National Review;5/29/1995, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p45
The article examines legislative efforts to control Medicare costs in the U.S. It states that Medicare costs are expected to grow by more than 10 percent. Hospital Insurance program will face a shortfall of $47 billion by 2002. It describes the principle behind the Medicare reforms proposed by the Republicans. They assume that moving more of the elderly into managed care would cut costs without reducing benefits. It also discusses the results of a Foster Higgins employer survey concerning premiums.


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