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Healthcare and recent legislation

What recent legislation has had a direct or indirect impact on they way we provide health care? Which interest group(s) was behind the legislation? Discuss the pros and cons of the legislation.

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The Medicare part D was passed by the Congress and signed by the President in 2003. The Medicare bill is designed to help people pay for prescription drugs by signing up with a program of their choosing, approved by the government. It cuts costs of drugs for seniors, disabled, and other Medicare beneficiaries by creating co payments of reduced rates on all categories of drugs. The Veterans groups along with the Veteran's Administration along with the AARP were vocal with the AARP lobbying heavily for a program and then for the appropriate benefits for seniors.

The most important thing is that it does reduce rates on drugs. Common and generic drugs are as low as $5 and for most drugs, there is a cost no ...

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A discussion on the recent changes in legislation. A brief look at current direct and indirect legislation that will affect how health care is performed and paid for in the United States.