Dec 9, 1982
The New England journal of medicine
Current policies of the federal government include substantial cuts in government health expenditures and dismantling government regulations in the health and medical-care sectors. These policies are being pursued under an assumed popular mandate. The existence of such a mandate is also assumed among large sectors of the political, medical, and academic establishments in this country. There is, indeed, a belief among many leaders of medical academic and healthcare institutions that there is a popular mandate to cut government health expenditures, with particular emphasis on those that affect the poor and the elderly; and an anti-government mood in the country, with . . .