Jonathan Oberlander; Through the Looking Glass: The Politics of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 April 2007; 32 (2): 187–219. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-2006-036
The 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) represents a watershed event in Medicare politics. This essay explores the political lessons and policy legacies of the MMA, focusing on how the MMA fits with and deviates from established patterns in Medicare politics and how it will affect future reform.