AAJ Response on House Passage of the SMART Act

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For Immediate Release: December 20, 2012

Contact: Katie Gommel
American Association for Justice
202-965-6645
Katherine.gommel@justice.org

AAJ Response on House Passage of the SMART Act
 
Washington, DC The following is a statement from the American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Mary Alice McLarty in response to the House passage of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act, which was co-sponsored by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ron Kind (D-WI):
“This bipartisan legislation is a practical solution that will streamline the Medicare Secondary Payer system to ensure that seniors and persons with disabilities get timely assistance and taxpayers are repaid millions of dollars every year.”
 
“This legislation is a big step forward and is the result of senior advocates, the legal community and the business community coming together to work out a common sense solution.”
 
“There is still work to be done.  To ensure this legislation has the most impact, [the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] CMS must eliminate confusion and uncertainty by providing clear, efficient and definitive information to seniors.”  
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