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  • Executive Summary posted September 15, 1999 by Sandra Mahkorn Executive Summary: How Not to Reform Medicare: Lessons From the Medicare+Choice Experiment

    Medicare, the huge and financially troubled health program that covers almost 40 million elderly and disabled citizens, is in desperate need of reform. A growing number of Members of Congress agree with recommendations put forth by a majority of the members of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. These recommendations--which include…

  • Backgrounder posted September 15, 1999 by Sandra Mahkorn How Not to Reform Medicare: Lessons From the Medicare+Choice Experiment

    Medicare, the huge and financially troubled health program covering almost 40 million elderly and disabled citizens, is in desperate need of reform. In recognition of this fact, a majority of members of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare have proposed significant structural changes in Medicare based on expanding patient choice and relying…

  • Backgrounder posted June 18, 1999 by Sandra Mahkorn Why an Unreformed Medicare System is Hazardous to Your Health

    Too many Medicare patients are unaware that the quality of their health care is in jeopardy. The almost 40 million older adults and disabled persons who are covered by Medicare are subject to the most aggressively managed and overregulated health plan in the United States. In fact, the federal health care regulations, rulings, and paperwork pertaining to Medicare…

  • Executive Summary posted June 18, 1999 by Sandra Mahkorn Executive Summary: Why an Unreformed Medicare System is Hazardous to Your Health

    Too many Medicare patients are unaware that the quality of their health care is in jeopardy. The almost 40 million older adults and disabled persons who are covered by Medicare are subject to the most aggressively managed and overregulated health plan in the United States. In fact, the federal health care regulations, rulings, and paperwork pertaining to Medicare…

  • Backgrounder posted October 10, 1995 by Sandra Mahkorn Cutting Red Tape on Clinical Labs: Why Congress Should Deregulate Doctors

    Introduction While Members of Congress try to reform Medicare and reduce the paperwork burden on doctors and patients, they also should realize that doctors' medical laboratories are caught in a web of government red tape that adds billions of dollars to America's health care costs. This misguided regulatory intervention is based on faulty data; has caused the…

  • Lecture posted June 13, 1995 by Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., Kevin Vigilante, Sandra Mahkorn Restoring the Doctor-Patient Relationship: The Challenge of Third-Party Payment and Government Regulation

    ROBERT MOFFIT: On Capitol Hill and around the country, Americans are pondering the basis for renewing the debate on the American health care system. What is our starting point? Of course, with you, the members of the medical profession, the central issue is the doctor-patient relationship. Ideally, that relationship and its preservation should be the touchstone of…

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