John P. Sommers

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This article presents data about expenses and sources of payment for nursing homes for 1987 and 1996. A central finding is that the role of Medicare in financing nursing home care has greatly expanded. Medicare payments represent 2 and 19 percent of the total for 1987 and 1996, respectively. As Medicare's role increased, there was an accompanying decline in(More)
participants at the University of Minnesota for valuable advice. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. All rights reserved. Short sections of text, not to exceed two paragraphs, may be quoted without explicit permission provided that full credit, including © notice,(More)
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