Medicare under the Knife: Radical or Cosmetic Surgery?
Pretzer, Michael, Medical Economics
Since the start of the Republican Revolution, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., has been saying that every option is on the table, that all things will be considered. This isn't true, of course, especially when it comes to Medicare. One can't imagine conservative Republicans opting to expand Medicare; nor, for that matter, committing political suicide by nixing the program altogether.
No, the Republicans have only one thing in mind for the Fed's second largest entitlement program: a deep slash in its rising cost. Moreover, their strategies for making the excision come down to just three. The first would reduce your fees. The second would increase the premiums your parents …
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Publication information: Article title: Medicare under the Knife: Radical or Cosmetic Surgery?. Contributors: Pretzer, Michael - Author. Magazine title: Medical Economics. Volume: 72. Issue: 11 Publication date: June 12, 1995. Page number: 170+. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 23, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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