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The Political Life of Medicare
by Jonathan Oberlander
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-226-61596-7 | Cloth: 978-0-226-61595-0
Library of Congress Classification RA412.3.O24 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 368.42600973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In recent years, bitter partisan disputes have erupted over Medicare reform. Democrats and Republicans have fiercely contested issues such as prescription drug coverage and how to finance Medicare to absorb the baby boomers. As Jonathan Oberlander demonstrates in The Political Life of Medicare, these developments herald the reopening of a historic debate over Medicare's fundamental purpose and structure. Revealing how Medicare politics and policies have developed since Medicare's enactment in 1965 and what the program's future holds, Oberlander's timely and accessible analysis will interest anyone concerned with American politics and public policy, health care politics, aging, and the welfare state.

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