Marilyn Moon

former independent board member, Medicare and Social Security

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Vice President and Director of the Health Project at the nonprofit American Institutes for Research; former independent member of the Board of Trustees for Medicare and Social Security (1995-2000)

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A California doctor gets $24 to spend a half hour with a  Medicaid  patient, less than it costs to keep the lights on in his office.

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A California doctor gets $24 to spend a half hour with a  Medicaid  patient, less than it costs to keep the lights on in his office.

What's Left of the Promise of Healthcare for the Elderly and Poor?

A California doctor gets $24 to spend a half hour with a Medicaid patient, less than it costs to keep the lights on in his office.

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