Members of Congress Propose Amendment to Medicare Secondary Payer Statute

December 8, 2009

Edwin Meese III, Hans A. von Spakovsky

The current Medicare statute simply ensures that Medi­care is reimbursed for the medical benefits it pays when a third party is legally responsible for a Medi­care beneficiary’s injuries. However, critics argue that a new amendment to the health care reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would modify this system by...

Members of Congress Propose Amendment to Medicare Secondary Payer Statute