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42 U.S. Code Part C - Medicare Choice Program
Chapter 42 is the collection of public laws (the "entitlement") specifying "single-payer" Medicare (Parts A, B) administration by and regulatory authority in the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) since 1968. Part C is the subsection of 42 USC that activated Medicare-Part B (and Medicaid) benefit schedule marketing by commercial insurance carriers(1980), two payers. Over the years since (espec. 1988, 1997) amendments to this "title" by Republican Party majorities continued to shift DHHS duties from principal to payer of last resort, or "secondary payer". Here is a concise introduction to the evolution of MSP "private Medicare plans". The escalating costs of medical care claims is generally understood.

The so-called Graham-Cassidy bill relies on the inverse relationship of "single-payer" to market growths. So does Sander's bill.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Sep 26th, 2017 at 02:30:22 PM EST

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