Medicare adviser urges more than 'lip service' on future of program

Young, Jeffrey
September 2007
Hill;9/21/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 109, p12
An interview with Glenn Hackbarth, chairman of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) of the U.S. is presented. When asked about Medicare and healthcare issues, he answered that the biggest issue faced by the government is the long-term financial problem of Medicare. He added that most of the time, the issue is taken for granted specially during election period. He further added that sometimes politicians used MedPAC recommendations as political cover for their personal agenda.


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