The need for public assistance for terminal care has moved death itself from a private family matter to the public professional sphere. Congress intended Medicare hospice coverage to be comprehensive, but its eligibility rules and per diem limits deprive some patients of needed care. This article examines these limits and the alternative models for care of the dying.
"Paying for Terminal Illness,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
4, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol1/iss4/6