Comment on “Medicare Financing Reform: A New Medicare Premium”

Concern for equity of financing among the elderly must not ignore questions of equity between the needs of Medicare beneficiaries and those of the nonelderly. Modest income-related cost-sharing, combined with the merger advocated, might improve fairness, efficiency, and coverage. But fundamental reform must involve new tax policies.

Author(s): Jack A. Meyer

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Volume 62, Issue 2 (pages 317–324)
Published in 1984