Medicare, 1st Edition

  • Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld
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  • ISBN-10: 0313364060
  • ISBN-13: 9780313364068
  • DDC: 368.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 199 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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One of the most important moves an American can make to secure the future is to apply for a MEDICARE card. Yet, few subjects have engendered, or continue to engender, as much controversy as this 45-year-old program. What do we need to know about Medicare now? What do we need to understand about where it is headed?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Health and Medical Issues Today.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Overview.
2: The History behind the Passage of Medicare.
3: Early Issues and Changes in Medicare: Implementation and Costs.
4: Changes in Medicare from the 1980s to the 1990s: A Focus on Types of Cost Reforms.
5: Controversies and Issues Related to Medicare.
6: Current Issues in Medicare: Drug Coverage, HMOs/Managed Care Options, and Other Federal Government Programs for Health Care Coverage.
7: Long-term Care Coverage, Medicare and the Demographic-based Funding Crisis, and Health Care Reform.
8: References and Resources.
Appendix A: Annotated Primary Source Documents.
Appendix B: Timeline for Enactment and Major Changes in Medicare.
Reference Sources.
About the Author.