Article by Helen Levy published in New England Journal of Medicine

October 31, 2012

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Helen Levy and Katherine Baicker, titled "The Insurance Value of Medicare."

The article discusses the imbalance in cost sharing among Medicare beneficiaries and considers common solutions proposed by the Congressional Budget Office and the Bowles-Simpson Commission. The authors argue that in order for Medicare to remain solvent, future reforms must achieve a better balance between offering adequate financial protection and incentivizing efficient use of care.