Since men, whenever the federal government might have extended coverage, a powerful bloc (physicians, big business, insurance companies) has yelled "no!" Today some elders - all of whom are enrolled under Medicare and are satisfied with it - have joined the naysayers. Ironically, some elder Americans, who now enjoy government-supported comprehensive benefits (with no preexisting condition exclusions, no stringent provider networks or no rigid drug formularies), claim that private-sector insurance is better.
Flummox and Folly: Elders Write a New Chapter of Dissent in the Health Reform... Joan Retsinas Aging Today; Sep/Oct 2009; 30, 5; Docstoc pg. 3 Reproduced with permission
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