The repealing of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act

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In 1988 Congress, by an overwhelmingly majority, enacted the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act (MCCA). The 1988 legislation had bipartisan support in Congress and had received overwhelming approval from the public and from interest groups. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), generally considered to be the lobby group representing the aged’s interests, was also supportive of the act. In 1989, one year later, Congress repealed the act, This will be the topic of this week’s paper. Please answer and address each question (1-4) 1. What is the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act? 2. Why was it passed? 3. Why was it repealed? 4.What are the lessons learned with this piece of legislation?