"Though much is taken": reflections on aging, health, and medical care

Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. Spring 1984;62(2):143-66.


Public policies regarding health care for the elderly--including the Medicare program--are reconsidered with respect to six critical areas: the number of elderly, their health status, use of medical care, labor force participation, income, and their living arrangements.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged*
  • Employment
  • Female
  • Health Expenditures / trends
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Health*
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Male
  • Medicare*
  • Mortality
  • Population Growth
  • United States