WPC's Center for Health Care develops patient-centered solutions to reduce costs and improve the availability and quality of health care for businesses and individuals, providing the only detailed, independent critique of health care issues available in the Northwest.
Roger Stark, MD, FACS, Health Care Policy Analyst, September, 2012
The future of Medicare is now being debated by the presidential and vice-presidential candidates. A lot of charges and countercharges are being thrown about, but the American public deserves to know the facts in this debate.
Medicare began in 1965 as a taxpayer-funded health insurance program for people age 65 and older. Virtually all medical tests and procedures are covered. Seniors have variable out-of-pocket expenses.