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  • Retirement expert: After 50 years, Medicare needs a major update

    Richard Kaplan

    Medicare exists in a time warp, making paying for health care in retirement confusing and costly, says a new paper from Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of law at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Richard L. Kaplan, call 217-333-2499; email

    The paper, titled “Reflections on Medicare at 50: Breaking the Chains of Path Dependency for a New Era,” is available online.