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Do Seniors Want So Many Medicare Choices? Trudy Lieberman

November 10th, 2015 | 0

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Seniors need more Medicare choices, or do they? The answer depends, of course, on who’s doing the asking.

Republicans and others advocating a voucher plan for Medicare invoke the choice argument as the rationale for transforming Medicare from social insurance provided by the government to privatized arrangements between individuals and the marketplace. Under a voucher system, the government would give seniors and people who are disabled a fixed amount of money to buy insurance from private carriers much the way the rest of America does.

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