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Stephen H. Long
Timothy M. Smeeding
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Medicare is financed principally by taxes-some of which burden the general population and others the elderly beneficiaries. Proposals to adjust these revenue sources are evaluated for equity, efficiency, stability, and administrative costs. A package is offered to redistribute the tax burden among all groups; it may also be good health policy.
Author(s): Stephen H. Long; Timothy M. Smeeding
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Volume 62, Issue 2 (pages 325–348) Published in 1984
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