Who Should Pay for Medicare?

Cover of: Who Should Pay for Medicare? | Daniel Shaviro

Published by University Of Chicago Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Medical ethics,
  • Political economy,
  • 21st century,
  • Political Science,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • Industries - General,
  • Business & Economics / Industries,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Health Care Issues,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Finance,
  • Medical care, Cost of,
  • Medicare,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9544128M
ISBN 100226750760
ISBN 109780226750767

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