Medicare Benefits: A Reassessment

Changes in beneficiary cost-sharing provisions must be part of any multi-faceted strategy for Medicare’s fiscal solvency. The current flawed benefit structure is seen as inefficient, inequitable, and contrary to prudent insurance principles. An income-related and selective increase in cost-sharing, combined with maximum liability, is proposed.

Author(s): William C. Hsiao; Nancy L. Kelly

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Volume 62, Issue 2 (pages 207–229)
Published in 1984