TITLE

Universal Coverage is Not a Magic Wallet

AUTHOR(S)
Adrianson, Alex
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Consumers' Research Magazine;Feb2004, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the use of universal health insurance coverage as a solution to rising health-care costs in the U.S. Background on an increase in national health care expenditures from 1960 to 1965; Results of a study by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine on the lack of universal health insurance; Information on the nature of Medicare.
ACCESSION #
12677023

 

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