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Medicare's Political Life Expectancy

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Medicare's Political Life Expectancy

Medicare's Political Life Expectancy

Medicare's Political Life Expectancy

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Political scientist Jonathan Oberlander is an expert on health politics and policy. He is an associate professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of the book The Political Life of Medicare. His articles and opinion pieces have appeared in Health Affairs, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

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