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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1992) 17 (1): 39–70.
Published: 01 February 1992
...David P. Fan; Lois Norem We examine the Medicare Catastrophic Extension Act of 1988, which was repealed in 1989, finding a broad range of messages on this controversial legislation in the press. The time needed to craft compromise legislation in response to objections to the original bill was cut...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1994) 19 (4): 753–771.
Published: 01 August 1994
...William E. Aaronson; Jacqueline S. Zinn; Michael D. Rosko Congress intended the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA) of 1988 to reduce the risk for illness-related catastrophic financial losses in the elderly. The act was short-lived, facing repeal just one year after passage. Many elderly...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2018) 43 (4): 605–650.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Mark A. Peterson Abstract Nearly three decades before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was put on the precipice of repeal by the 2016 election of a unified Republican government, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA) was enacted with fanfare by one Congress and dismantled by the next. As the...
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Published: 01 August 2018
Figure 3 Public Support Minus Opposition for Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), and American Health Care Act (AHCA)/GOP Plans, Plotted at Comparable Times of Proposal, Enactment, and Repeal Effort Source : MCCA (65+), data from Himelfarb 1995 ; ACA KFF, data More
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1994) 19 (3): 662–665.
Published: 01 June 1994
... Catastrophic Coverage Act, an episode in which Moon was both participant and observer. In this account, her beneficiary perspective is particularly useful in showing the bad deal Medicare beneficiaries got, measuring what they paid out against the increased benefit received. But she sees the...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 2011) 36 (3): 555–563.
Published: 01 June 2011
... . Himmelfarb R. 1995 . Catastrophic Politics: The Rise and Fall of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 . University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press . Jacobs L. 2007 . The Medicare Approach: Political Choice and American Institutions . Journal of Health Politics...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1992) 17 (2): 255–264.
Published: 01 April 1992
... 1992 References Christensen , Sandra , and Rick Kasten. 1988 . Covering Catastrophic Expenses under Medicare. Health Affairs 7 ( 5 ): 70 -93. Congressional Budget Office. 1989 . Subsidies Under Medicare and the Potential for Disenrollment under a Voluntary Catastrophic Program...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 2007) 32 (2): 187–219.
Published: 01 April 2007
...: Citigroup Research. Himmelfarb, Richard. 1995 . Catastrophic Politics: The Rise and Fall of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 . University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. Iglehart, John K. 2004 . The New Medicare Prescription-Drug Benefit: A Pure Power Play. New England...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2018) 43 (4): 707–730.
Published: 01 August 2018
... build private health plans into universal health insurance proposals. The 1980s saw two efforts to expand publicly financed coverage—one a spectacular failure, the other a quiet success. The failure was the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act, proposed from within the Reagan administration, expanded...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2004) 29 (6): 1238–1241.
Published: 01 December 2004
... diffusion. Again and again, the book shows how early decisions proved fateful and how the program’s politics are marked by rich ironies, like the fact that the only significant expansion of Medicare before 2003—the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 (MCCA)—was proposed by a Re- publican...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1993) 18 (1): 113–174.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Thomas R. Oliver In 1985, Congress established the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) to help formulate changes in the system used by Medicare to pay for physician services. The recommendations of the PPRC and subsequent legislative action led to fundamental reform. As a new type of...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 April 1992) 17 (2): 265–268.
Published: 01 April 1992
... competing demands on the federal government for funding for a host of social needs (many of which have been allowed over the past decade to degenerate into near- catastrophes) to home in on a single, apparently high subsidy such as the Medicare financing arrangement that Christensen documents...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 1985) 9 (4): 669–681.
Published: 01 August 1985
...Robert W. Rosenblum This paper examines the elderly's out-of-pocket health care expenditures by category of expense, before and after the inception of Medicare. It describes the shifting of out-of-pocket expenses from hospital care to nursing-home care, while physician services and drugs have...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 2001) 26 (1): 175–180.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Jonathan Oberlander Ronald J. Vogel. Medicare: Issues in Political Economy . Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. 252 pp. $49.00 cloth. © 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Feldstein, Paul. 1994 . Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective on Health Reform . Ann...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 August 2015) 40 (4): 923–931.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Harold Pollack Abstract Medicare for All, ideally implemented, could offer powerful advantages over our current health care financial system. Unfortunately, the political obstacles to such a system are formidable and are likely to remain so for decades. More to the point, a politically viable...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1985) 10 (3): 533–547.
Published: 01 June 1985
...? Theodore Marmor raised this question more than a decade ago, as he argued for the extension of a health in- surance net to those not covered by Medicare:23 It seems to me deplorable that the catastrophic consequences of illness have led to an explicit program for people who are elderly...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 December 2008) 33 (6): 1079–1106.
Published: 01 December 2008
... first dollar through catastrophic with no gap and who are not inconvenienced by formulary restrictions or heavy reliance on mail-order pharmacy services.4 Others may need or be more comfortable with Medicare’s more flexible formularies and commu- 1. The VA has access to discounted drug...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1980) 5 (1): 10–24.
Published: 01 February 1980
...Walter McClure Copyright © 1980 by the Dept. of Health Administration, Duke University 1980 Position Paper An Incentive Tax for Medicare, Medicaid and National Health Insurance Walter McClure, In terStudv . The present financing of Medicare and Medicaid...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 June 1985) 10 (3): 489–511.
Published: 01 June 1985
...Alicia H. Munnell Although the hospital insurance (HI) trust fund acted as a source of strength for the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program during its recent financial crises, projections by HCFA and CBO reveal that the Medicare program will experience financing problems of its own...
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Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (1 February 1987) 12 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 1987
... Medicare’s deductibles and coinsurance amounts, and which may cover some services that Medicare does not. 2. Catastrophic or major medical policies, which pay for health care ex- penses, usually after an annual deductible has been met. 3. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), which...