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Statement by Edwon Park, Senior Fellow, on the President's Veto of the Medicare "Doctor Fix" Bill

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Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Edwin Park

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: Health care costs; Income diversity; Health insurance

Type: News release

Abstract:

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.