Description - Who Should Pay for Medicare? by Daniel N. Shaviro
Good 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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(237mm x 165mm x 19mm)
University of Chicago Press
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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.