Statement by Edwon Park, Senior Fellow, on the President's Veto of the Medicare "Doctor Fix" Bill
Publication Date: July 2008
Author(s): Edwin Park
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Health care costs; Income diversity; Health insurance
Type: News release
Contrary to the President's claim today, the Medicare bill would not "harm beneficiaries by taking private health plan options away from them." It would merely slow the explosive growth in private fee-for-service plans, the most overpaid and least efficient private Medicare plans.