The Political Life of Medicare (American Politics and Political Economy Series) (Paperback)

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In recent years, bitter partisan disputes have erupted over Medicare reform. Democrats and Republicans have fiercely contested issues such as prescription drug coverage and how to finance Medicare to absorb the baby boomers. As Jonathan Oberlander demonstrates in The Political Life of Medicare, these developments herald the reopening of a historic debate over Medicare's fundamental purpose and structure. Revealing how Medicare politics and policies have developed since Medicare's enactment in 1965 and what the program's future holds, Oberlander's timely and accessible analysis will interest anyone concerned with American politics and public policy, health care politics, aging, and the welfare state.

About the Author


Jonathan Oberlander is an assistant professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches health policy in the School of Medicine and the Department of Political Science.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780226615967
ISBN-10: 0226615960
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2003
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: American Politics and Political Economy Series