On Reforming Medicare

Policy Backgrounders | Health

No. 151
Friday, February 04, 2000
by John Hoff


  1. The proposal and supporting data prepared by staff are available at http://medicare.commission.gov
  2. See Mark E. Litow, "Defined Contributions as an Option in Medicare," September 17, 1999, Milliman & Robertson, Inc., for the National Center for Policy Analysis. http://www.ncpa.org/studies/mr020400.html
  3. Franklin J. Eppig and George S. Shulis, "Trends in Medicare Supplementary Insurance, 1992-96" Health Care Financing Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 1997. Another 17 percent of Medicare beneficiaries also have Medicaid coverage.
  4. For example, see Sandra Christensen and Judy Shinogle, "Effects of Supplemental Coverage on the Use of Services by Medicare Enrollees," Health Care Financing Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 1997.
  5. See Joseph P. Newhouse, Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin and John D. Chapman, "Risk Adjustment and Medicare," revised June 1999, Commonwealth Fund.
  6. "Building a Better Medicare for Today and Tomorrow," National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, March 16, 1999, available on the commission's web site at http://medicare.commission.gov/medicare/bbmtt31599.html
  7. Ibid.

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