by Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh
- Seniors' entitlement to Medicare is not the problem. The health care industry's entitlement to Medicare's money IS the problem.
- When Medicare was started in 1965, there were no health care companies on the Fortune 100 list. Now there are 15.
- Identifies "The Seven Habits of a Highly Entitled Health Care Industry" and what they mean for you.
- Traces the nearly $600 billion a year that Medicare spends, where it goes, and who gets it.
- Gives a front row seat on the ties between Wall Street and Washington and how they are shaping Medicare's future.
- Shows how private equity firms and hedge funds are betting on Medicare and what it means for seniors.
- Explains why private equity firms are buying for-profit hospices -- and why so many for-profit hospices have come into the crosshairs of the US Department of Justice.
- Offers common sense fixes to keep Medicare sustainable that Wall Street and Washington don't want you to know.