Chapter

Don't Rock the Boat

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195160390
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199944026 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0005
Don't Rock the Boat

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This chapter discusses how Medicaid and Medicare created uncontrollable inflation within the health care system, thus leading to a purchaser's revolt, first studying how the beneficiaries were notified, before focusing on the implementation of Medicaid and of Parts A and B of Medicare. It also shows how costs were controlled in the health care sector.

Keywords: Medicaid; Medicare; inflation; purchaser's revolt; health care system; controlling costs; beneficiaries

Chapter.  5561 words. 

Subjects: Race and Ethnicity

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