Rural Assessment of Leading Proposals to Redesign the Medicare Program

Date
05/2000
Description

This policy paper provides a critique of two proposals to redesign the Medicare program: the "Medicare Preservation and Improvement Act of 1999" (S. 1895, introduced by Senator Breaux and others) and "The President's Plan to Modernize and Strengthen Medicare for the 21st Century." Rural implications of the proposals are discussed, specifically how they affect rural Medicare beneficiaries and rural providers of healthcare services. Report produced by the RUPRI Rural Health Panel.

Center
RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Authors
Andrew Coburn, Charles Fluharty, J. Patrick Hart, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy McBride, Keith Mueller, Rebecca Slifkin, Mary Wakefield
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