Bush proposes Medicare reform

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:570
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    All Americans should have a good health insurance policy, so that they can choose their own doctor, rather than just rely on the state to dictate the coverage they are eligible for, President Bush told the American Medical Association earlier this month.

    He was outlining proposals to reform the Medicare system for less well off people, including a new higher level of provision for those who wanted it. In doing so, he contrasted his vision with what he described as “government run healthcare ideas, the ideas in which the federal government decides care … rations care … dictates coverage.” Such a system, he said, …

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