We've talked about Medicare. I purposely did not include Medicaid in the previous question. So...
Okay. I get where you're going and I'm glad you did that. As you are aware, Medicare and Medicaid used to be separate entities. the new federal entity is, as you know, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS. I suspect the reasoning for incorporating the two into one entity is related to the Real ID Act, passed in 2005. That law then incorporates control of the two primary healthcare entities in America, under one umbrella... a federal umbrella, The Department Health and Human Services.
Go figure that this entity is the single largest user of taxpayer monies.
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