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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Medicare Revisited

First, apologies to everyone for the dulpicate posting - I am sure that you are aware of all the news about Medicare being a mess.  Here are some further comments by Erza Klein about some of the information about Medicare that the press has been covering.  He states,

So when you talk about Medicare, realize you're not talking about government-run health insurance, you're talking about government-funded health insurance. It's a big difference. It's a big difference because Medicare's failures and flaws are still part and parcel of the fractionalization and perverse incentives of private health delivery. It's not that the government side of things is perfect, but folks like Ken Baer and the Times should be clear that the fault isn't solely the government's because the program isn't solely the government's.


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