Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It

Medicare Meltdown: How Wall Street and Washington are Ruining Medicare and How to Fix It

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442219793
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Gibson is anational authority on U.S. health care. At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she designed and led national initiatives to improve health care quality and safety. She was vice president of the Economic and Social Research Institute and served as senior associate at the American Enterprise Institute. She is principal author of Wall of Silence, The Treatment Trap, and The Battle Over Health Care. She serves as an editor for the Archives of Internal Medicine series, Less is More.

Janardan Prasad Singh is an economist at the World Bank. He has been a member of the International Advisory Council for several prime ministers of India. He worked on economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute and on foreign policy at the United Nations. He has written extensively on health care, social policy, and economic development. He was a member of the Board of Contributors of the Wall Street Journal. He is co-author of Wall of Silence, The Treatment Trap, and The Battle Over Health Care.



Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: How Much Is Medicare Costing You?
1: 15 Medicare Facts That Will Astonish You
2: They’re Coming for Your Social Security
3: Will Democrats and Republicans Really Fix Medicare for You?
4: Swiss Cheese Medicare: More Holes Than Cheese

Part II: Where Your Money Goes: The Business of Medicare
5: A House on Medicare Drive
6: Bill, Baby, Bill
7: A Country Without Red Lights

Part III: How Wall Street Determines the Care You Get
8: Medicare’s One Percent
9: When Wall Street Health Care Comes to Main Street
10: Wall Street and Government: Born Forty-Eight Seconds Apart

Part IV: The Entitled and the Entitlers: Taking a Slice of the American Pie
11: Seven Habits of an Entitled Health Care Industry
12: Hedge Funds: The Newest Beneficiaries of Medicare’s Entitlement
13: The Entitlers: The White House and Congress

Part V: Saving Medicare
14: Pull the Emergency Brake
15: Public Interest, Not Private Gain
16: Recycle the Waste, Restore the Dream

Notes
Index
About the Authors

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