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Medicare meltdown : how Wall Street and Washington are ruining Medicare and how to fix it

Author: Rosemary Gibson; Janardan Prasad Singh
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2013] ©2013
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Discusses the future of Medicare in the United States, focusing on the growing influence of the healthcare industry, Wall Street investment firms, and hedge funds that are cashing in on the business of Medicare.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Gibson; Janardan Prasad Singh
ISBN: 9781442219793 1442219793
OCLC Number: 821066908
Description: x, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Part I: How Much Is Medicare Costing You? 1: 15 Medicare Facts That Will Astonish You 2: They're Coming for Your Social Security 3: Will Democrats and Republicans Really Fix Medicare for You? 4: Swiss Cheese Medicare: More Holes Than Cheese Part II: Where Your Money Goes: The Business of Medicare 5: A House on Medicare Drive 6: Bill, Baby, Bill 7: A Country Without Red Lights Part III: How Wall Street Determines the Care You Get 8: Medicare's One Percent 9: When Wall Street Health Care Comes to Main Street 10: Wall Street and Government: Born Forty-Eight Seconds Apart Part IV: The Entitled and the Entitlers: Taking a Slice of the American Pie 11: Seven Habits of an Entitled Health Care Industry 12: Hedge Funds: The Newest Beneficiaries of Medicare's Entitlement 13: The Entitlers: The White House and Congress Part V: Saving Medicare 14: Pull the Emergency Brake 15: Public Interest, Not Private Gain 16: Recycle the Waste, Restore the Dream Notes Index About the Authors
Responsibility: Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh.

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Discusses the future of Medicare in the United States, focusing on the growing influence of the healthcare industry, Wall Street investment firms, and hedge funds that are cashing in on the business of Medicare.

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