In 2000, the Concord Coalition, Arlington, Va., finalized, printed and distributed A Primer on Medicare for the public, the media, and policymakers.
In February 2000, the Coalition had a draft of the Primer that presented a non-partisan review of a twofold dilemma facing Medicare, i.e.:
The document explained in layman's terms how Medicare works, outlined the problems ahead, and presented and analyzed some of the possible reform options. It also answered many of the most frequently asked questions about both Medicare and Medicare reform.