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Reflections on Implementing Medicare

72 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2004  

Virginia P. Reno

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

Michael E. Gluck

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 2001


Reflections on Implementing Medicare, originally printed in the spring of 1993, provides a historical reflection on the early days of a program enacted in 1965 to provide health care coverage to 19 million elderly Americans. This second edition was released by the study panel on Medicare Management and Governance as part of the Academy's Restructuring Medicare for the Long Term Project. The report provides useful insights into the intentions of Medicare's founders and an historical benchmark against which to gauge the program's evolution over the last three-and-a-half decades.

Keywords: Medicare

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Reno, Virginia P. and Gluck, Michael E., Reflections on Implementing Medicare (January 2001). Available at SSRN: or

Virginia P. Reno (Contact Author)

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Michael E. Gluck

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