Public Accountability and Reporting Systems in Medicare and other Health Programs

  • Paul M. Densen


The concept of public accountability is essentially the concept of democracy. It embodies the principle that government should be responsible to the people. The discharge of that responsibility requires that government have information about the operation and effectiveness of the programs brought into being by federal, state, or local legislators in response, presumably, to the wishes of their constituency.


Social Security Political Economy National Health Insurance Public Accountability National Health Insurance Program 
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