Who Should Pay for Medicare?
By (author) Daniel N. Shaviro
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Who Should Pay for Medicare? by Daniel N. Shaviro
Book DescriptionGood news first? The good news is that Americans today are living longer, in part because of continual advances in healthcare. But the bad news is that though our aging population is larger than ever before, nothing is being done to ensure that we can continue to afford the increasing costs of care. How Medicare - with the Bush administration's reforms and a slumping economy - will meet the needs of its recipients without adequate financing is among the most pressing issues facing this country today. Daniel Shaviro sees the future of our national healthcare system as hinging on funding. The author of books on the economic issues surrounding Social Security and budget deficits, Shaviro is a skilled guide for anyone seeking to understand the financial aspects of government programs. Who Should Pay for Medicare? offers an accessible overview of how Medicare operates as a fiscal system. Discussions of Medicare reform often focus on the expansion of program treatment choices but not on the question of who should pay for Medicare's services. Shaviro's book addresses this critical issue, examining the underanalyzed dynamics of the significant funding gap facing Medicare. He gives a balanc
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226750767
(237mm x 165mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Daniel N. Shaviro
Fixing U.S. International Taxation, Hardback (February 2014)
Fixing U.S. International Taxation provides a major rethinking of the tax issues raised by cross-border investment and the activities of multinational corporations.
Institutional Foundations of Public Finance, Hardback (December 2008)
Integrates economic and legal perspectives on taxation and fiscal policy, offering a provocative assessment of some of the most important issues in public finance. This book looks at the tax reform debate, and examines the differences between an income and a consumption tax.
Taxes, Spending, and the U.S. Government's March Towards Bankruptcy, Paperback (December 2006)
This book proposes a better fiscal language and understanding for US budgetary policy.
Making Sense of Social Security Reform, Paperback (October 2001)» View all books by Daniel N. Shaviro
This work makes a contribution to the public understanding of the issues involved in reforming Social Security. It describes the current system and the pressures that have been brought to bear upon it, before dissecting and evaluating the various reform proposals.
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Author Biography - Daniel N. Shaviro
Daniel Shaviro is professor of law at New York University Law School. He is the author of Making Sense of Social Security Reform and Do Deficits Matter?, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
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