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N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 8;367(19):1773-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1210789. Epub 2012 Oct 31.

The insurance value of Medicare.

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  • 1Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA.

Abstract

Medicare should provide access to care and protection from catastrophic spending while not being so generous that beneficiaries overconsume low-value care, thus driving up costs. Setting cost sharing is a balancing act that the Medicare program doesn't perform very well.

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