"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Medicare Payment Rules: Looking Behind the Curtain
Comparing the single payer health care system to the Wizard of Oz, Bob Moffit suggests that "some in Congress want to make the Wizard even more powerful." Moffit demonstrates this assertion by describing the changes that Congress wanted to make to Medicare payments during the Summer of 2009. According to Moffit, these changes sought to increase governmental regulation and power over Medicare reimbursement rates.
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