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Name: Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988. Public Law 100-360 (H.R. 2470).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Medical care and sickness benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1988-07-01
Entry into force:
Published on: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1988-08, p. 102 STAT. 683
ISN: USA-1988-L-6473
Bibliography: U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1988-08, p. 102 STAT. 683
Abstract/Citation: Provides coverage (above a designated deductible amount) for the cost of catastrophic illnesses for elderly and disabled persons who fall within the medicare insurance programme. It amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act in relation to benefits for medical care, drugs and home care. It provides for coverage for pregnant women and infants under age one in families whose income does not exceed a minimum income level (section 302). Title IV of this Act establishes the United States Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, which is to make recommendations to Congress on comprehensive health care services for all individuals in the country (sections 401-408). The Act also contains extensive technical corrections to health care provisions contained in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-203).

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