TITLE

The Wrong Prescription for Medicare

AUTHOR(S)
Moffit, Robert; Hunter, Derek
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Business Journal (Central New York);10/24/2003, Vol. 17 Issue 43, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the cost of the U.S. Congress' Medicare drug proposals. Overview of Medicare-reform bills; Ramifications of the bills; Retiree drug-coverage.
ACCESSION #
11276199

 

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