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dc.contributor.authorCutler, David
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-02T01:55:03Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationCutler, David. Walking the tightrope on medicare reform. 2000. Journal of Economic Perspectives 14, no. 2: 45-56.en
dc.identifier.issn0895-3309en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2640587
dc.description.abstractA 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.sponsorshipEconomicsen
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.e-jep.org/archive/1402/14020045.pdfen
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.aeaweb.org/jep/contents/Spring2000.html#AN0530427en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://ideas.repec.org/a/aea/jecper/v14y2000i2p45-56.htmlen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleWalking the Tightrope on Medicare Reformen
dc.relation.journalJournal of Economic Perspectivesen
dash.depositing.authorCutler, David
dash.contributor.affiliatedCutler, David


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