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Medicare Protection Amendment Act

The act removes the sections of the Medicare Protection Act related to MSP premiums and premium assistance, meaning MSP beneficiaries are not required to pay any new premiums after Jan. 1, 2020. This legislation also amends provisions that give power to the Medical Services Commission. The changes mean the commission will no longer set and collect premiums after Jan. 1, 2020, but will continue with its other MSP responsibilities, including enrolling eligible residents in MSP and collecting unpaid premiums from previous billing cycles.

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