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The Economics of Medicare Reform

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  • Andrew J. Rettenmaier

    (Texas A & M University)

  • Thomas R. Saving

    (Texas A & M University)

Abstract

Rettenmaier and Saving propose a means for preserving Medicare as we know it. After detailing the reasons for Medicare's financial troubles, they present a cohort-based financing plan for Medicare that represents a fundamental departure from the generation transfer method currently used.

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  • Andrew J. Rettenmaier & Thomas R. Saving, 2000. "The Economics of Medicare Reform," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number emr, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:emr
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    Keywords

    medicare; financing; cohort-based financing;

    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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