Medicare: Pac-Man or Trainable Puppy?
Rosenblatt, Robert, Aging Today
The oldest of the baby boomers begin their Medicare eligibility in 201 1. They are the first of a wave of people, at least 3 million every year for the next two decades, who will join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries. For the first time, there will be large numbers of families with two generations enrolled in Medicare: for example, a 65-year-old daughter and her 87-year-old mother.
There is good news and bad news. The masses of people enrolled in Medicare will have access to an astonishing array of drugs, surgeries, therapies and medical technology that will keep them healthy and strong for years. But there are no effective controls over this growth in Medicare spending. It …
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Publication information: Article title: Medicare: Pac-Man or Trainable Puppy?. Contributors: Rosenblatt, Robert - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 31. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2010. Page number: 3+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.