Making Medicaid Work
Kleyman, Paul, Aging Today
The alarming leap in national Medicaid costs from about $200 billion in 2000 to more than $320 billion this year-largely due to escalating healthcare costs, the slumping U.S. economy and employers' retreat from affordable health insurance-recently landed on news pages with the sharply criticized federal Medicaid commission appointed by the Bush administration in July, as well as the controversial reform proposal of the National Governors Association (NGA) in June.
The politics of budget crunching and tax containment, though, rest at an uneasy tangent to the policymaker's arc of analysis and consensus building. No sound bites or media coverage came of last January's release of …
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Publication information: Article title: Making Medicaid Work. Contributors: Kleyman, Paul - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2005. Page number: 7+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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