America’s largest public health program has contributed substantially to the well-being of America’s oldest citizens. Some say Medicare represents a working model of national health insurance. Yet, with fewer workers paying into the system since the recession began in December 2007, the program is moving closer to insolvency. Coupled with rising health costs, reforming Medicare is considered crucial.
John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, are seen at their home in Fairfield, Connecticut (REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin).
Opportunity Knocks at Home: How Home-Based Primary Care Offers a Win-Win for U.S. Health Care
December 5, 2013, Jonathan Rauch
Jonathan Rauch demonstrates how growing old and frail in America today means confronting repeated cycles of crisis, hospitalization, and expensive but ineffective or even counterproductive treatment—leading to still more of the same. Rauch makes a different case. He argues that multidisciplinary, home-based primary care is low-hanging fruit in the search for a higher-value health-care system.
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Henry J. Aaron
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair
Mark B. McClellan
Director, Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative
Barbara J. Gage
Managing Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Fellow, Economic Studies
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