Medicare has become a punching bag for politicians. In fact, it was controversial right at the start. But for many decades now, it has been one of the most popular programs for senior citizens, allowing them access to health care they otherwise couldn’t afford. What will happen to Medicare as the federal budget gets battered?
Dr. Jonathan Oberlander has written the book on Medicare as well as a perspective in the influential New England Journal of Medicine.
Guest: Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, is professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds an adjunct appointment in the department of Political Science. His book is The Political Life of Medicare.
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