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A gift for Thanksgiving

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1413-a (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1413
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    Passed in November just before Thanksgiving, the US Medicare reform act is so complicated that it is still unclear who should be giving thanks and who should not (bmj.com 29 Nov 2003, News Extra). At first sight it is a victory for the president, who fulfilled his election pledge to provide affordable prescription drugs to people over 65 and who should have enhanced his re-election prospects. Future taxpayers may give no thanks, because the …

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