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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
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: How Much Is Medicare Costing You? --
Fifteen Medicare Facts That Will Astonish You --
They're Coming for Your Social Security --
Will Democrats and Republicans Really Fix Medicare for You? --
The Big Squeeze --
Where Your Money Goes: The Business of Medicare --
When a Night in the Hospital Costs More Than a House --
Bill, Baby, Bill --
A Country without Red Lights --
How Wall Street Determines the Care You Get --
Medicare's One Percent --
When Wall Street Health Care Comes to Main Street --
Wall Street and the Federal Government: Born Forty-Eight Seconds Apart --
The Entitled and the Entitlers: Taking a Slice of the American Pie --
Seven Habits of an Entitled Health Care Industry --
Hedge Funds: The Newest Beneficiaries of Medicare's Entitlement --
The Entitles: The White House and Congress --
Saving Medicare --
Free Market or Market Failure? --
Public Interest, Not Private Gain --
Recycle Medicare Waste: Five Steps to Save Lots of Money.
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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