Getting Better Value from Medicare
Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher(s): Century Foundation
Author(s): Maggie Mahar
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Medicare; Health Care; Presidential transition
Coverage: United States
In "Getting Better Value from Medicare," The Century Foundation fellow and HealthBeat Blog editor Maggie Mahar points out that past proposals for containing Medicare' s costs, such as putting a cap on physicians' fees or requiring beneficiaries to pay more for their care, have not worked. She calls for a fundamental set of reforms that would not only save money but also improve the quality of care that beneficiaries receive.