Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

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Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to amend Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare Program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, including pharmacy access, and for other purposes.
Acronyms (colloquial) MIPPA
Enacted by the 110th United States Congress
Effective July 15, 2008
Citations
Public law 110-275
Statutes at Large 122 Stat. 2494
Codification
Acts amended Social Security Act
Legislative history

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 ("MIPPA"), is a 2008 statute of United States Federal legislation which amends the Social Security Act.

On July 15, 2008, President George W. Bush vetoed the bill.[1] On that same day the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to overturn the veto.[1][2]

This law contained the first revision to policy covering Medicare Part D.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b staff (July 17, 2008). "House and Senate Override President's Veto of H.R. 6331, the "Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008" (P.L. 110–275)". ssa.gov. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Gaouette, Nicole (July 16, 2008). "Congress overrides Medicare veto". articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  3. ^ LeMasurier, JD; Edgar, B (April 2009). "MIPPA: First Broad Changes to Medicare Part D Plan Operations". American health & drug benefits. 2 (3): 111–8. PMC 4106553Freely accessible. PMID 25126279. 

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