TITLE

Medicare Fee for Service: A Rational Model for Single-Payer Universal Health Care

AUTHOR(S)
Olds, John W.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Leading Edge;Summer2006, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses a single payer universal system based on a health care model: Medicare fee- for-service (FFS) in the U.S. This system has the economies of scale, standardization of benefits, and quality of care standards. The financial condition of Medicare FFS is assessed. In addition, this article explores the medical, surgical and psychiatric services offered under Medicare FFS.
ACCESSION #
21999868

 

Related Articles

  • (MEDICARE) In Focus: Medicare Coverage for Mental Health Care.  // Aging News Alert;5/29/2009, p9 

    The article reports on analysts with the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) who have said that medicare advocates seek improved access to mental health services, an expansion in the scope of services covered by Medicare, and an increase in the types of providers whose services are covered. As...

  • The crisis isn't Social Security, it's Medicare. Gresham, Lynn // Employee Benefit News;4/15/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p9 

    Explains that the fiscal crisis the Medicare system in the U.S. is more urgent than the fiscal crisis facing the Social Security system. Estimate on the amount a couple will need in order to cover medical costs in the next 15 to 20 years; Decline in the number of companies which offer retiree...

  • Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (Medicare), 1975-2003.  // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2005, p488 

    The article presents a tabular information on the supplementary medical insurance trust fund (Medicare) for the period 1975-2003, in the United States.

  • Promise and Perils for Patients and Physicians. Kravitz, Richard L.; Chang, Sophia // New England Journal of Medicine;12/29/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 26, p2735 

    The article discusses the Medicare prescription drug benefit program in the United States. A public opinion poll of older people revealed that most did not understand the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act. Since patients are responsible for sorting through the...

  • The Bush Administration's Framework for Medicare Reform.  // OECD Economic Surveys: United States;Oct2002, p233 

    Outlines the framework of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush for medicare reform as of 2002. Principles released in the intention of guiding the congressional development of an acceptable restructuring proposal about medical care in the nation.

  • (COMMENTARY) Medicare Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary.  // Aging News Alert;7/30/2010, p20 

    The article presents information regarding Medicare which covers nearly 42 million people in the U.S. Medicare provides not only insurance of the elderly for medical care but also provide desperately needed coverage for Americans under age 65 who suffer from certain disabilities or chronic diseases.

  • An Age-Old Dilemma. Hwang, Lucia // California Nurse;Apr2006, Vol. 102 Issue 3, p8 

    The author reflects on the problem of uninsured old people who can't afford to buy insurance and doesn't qualify for Medicare yet. She believes that the United States should provide national healthcare for its residents. Doctor Alan Steinberg is quoted condemning the growing number of the...

  • Hospital Insurance Trust Fund (Medicare), 1975-2003.  // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2005, p488 

    The article presents a tabular information on the hospital insurance trust fund (Medicare) for the period 1975-2003, in the United States.

  • Disability and the Future of Medicare. Cutler, David M. // New England Journal of Medicine;9/11/2003, Vol. 349 Issue 11, p1084 

    Editorial. Examines the need for the restructuring of the Medicare program in response to the longer life span and greater health of the aging population of the United States. Findings of J. Lubitz and colleagues; Central role of expenditures at the end of life; Support for argument that people...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics