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Policy Perspectives
November 4, 1998

US Health System Reform in the Early 21st Century

Author Affiliations

From The Eisenhower Center for the Conservation of Human Resources, Columbia University, New York, NY.

JAMA. 1998;280(17):1539. doi:10.1001/jama.280.17.1539

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has listed its priorities: reducing federal expenditures for Medicare by $115 billion by 2002 and broadening the types of coverage available to Medicare enrollees, a bill of rights for members enrolled in managed care plans, larger expenditures for biomedical research and development, and multiyear funding to the states to speed health care coverage for large numbers of uninsured children.1

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