Beneficiary Issues in Medicare Reform

Testimony

Beneficiary Issues in Medicare Reform

Testimony before the House Budget Committee
July 25, 2001

Abstract

Urban Institute Senior Fellow, Marilyn Moon, testifies before the House Budget Committee on Medicare reform issues. Her testimony examines the eight principles for reform of the Medicare program put forth by the Bush administration. Ms. Moon specifically discusses specific issues including: the need for improved benefits, including prescription drugs; how the program should be structured in the future; how to strengthen the program's financial security; and management and regulatory changes to improve the operation of the program.

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