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Opinion: Medicare and Medicaid—when two is not better than one

The Atlantic, May 23, 2012

Under the current system, a dual eligible is caught in a complicated division of financing between the two programs. Providers must bear the additional costs of having to deal with complex reimbursement provisions for not just one insurer but two. Congress should do away with the dual eligible model and instead place responsibility for this population in one federal program that can ensure quality of care and cost control.