Walking the Tightrope on Medicare Reform

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dc.contributor.author Cutler, David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-02T01:55:03Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Cutler, David. Walking the tightrope on medicare reform. 2000. Journal of Economic Perspectives 14, no. 2: 45-56. en
dc.identifier.issn 0895-3309 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2640587
dc.description.abstract A central controversy in the debate about Medicare is whether the program spends too much money or whether instead it should be expanded to cover more. I consider the value of increased Medicare spending. I argue that on average Medicare spending is worth it: the health gains brought by medicare have been greater than their cost. At the margin, however, services are overused and have low value. Medicare reforms need to promote the high average value of care while eliminating care of low value. Many of the proposed reforms fall short of this goal. en
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en
dc.publisher American Economic Association en
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.e-jep.org/archive/1402/14020045.pdf en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.aeaweb.org/jep/contents/Spring2000.html#AN0530427 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://ideas.repec.org/a/aea/jecper/v14y2000i2p45-56.html en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Walking the Tightrope on Medicare Reform en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Economic Perspectives en
dash.depositing.author Cutler, David

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