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9/28/2004

GAO Report on Medicare

Nick Confessore discusses a NYT article on a GAO analysis of the Bush Medicare plan. The GAO report was just released [PDF]. Highlights here [PDF]. From the NYT: the plan limited "Medicare patients' choice of health care providers, including doctors, nursing homes and home care agencies" yet had higher "out-of-pocket costs for the elderly and had not saved money for the government, contrary to predictions by Medicare officials."

Less choice, more cost, in the service of an ideology of incompetence. I don't know if GOP ineptitude is better demonstrated by their general approach to foreign policy or the specific Medicare debacle.

 

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