Medicare Financing Reform: A New Medicare Premium

The original and continuing promise of Medicare can be preserved only through a complex package of fiscal reforms. Central to this should be a merger of Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance into a single Medicare trust fund, financed in part through income-related beneficiary premiums. Benefits could be expanded, while improving access and equity.

Author(s): Karen Davis; Diane Rowland

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Volume 62, Issue 2 (pages 300–316)
Published in 1984