Can Private Insurers Fix Medicare?

Source: New York Times, Room for Debate, April 4, 2011

The Republican budget proposal aims to replace traditional Medicare with private health plans. Will this reduce costs?

Debaters:

* Paul Starr – No Controlling for Costs
* James C. Capretta – Give the Beneficiary Control
* Andrea Louise Campbell – Why Seniors Like Traditional Medicare
* John Podesta – The Elderly Will Pay More or Get Less
* Grace-Marie Turner – Patient-Centered Program

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