President Obama Signs Cures Act into Law

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The bill contains a provision allowing Medicare beneficiaries with kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), access to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Prior to passage of the Cures Act, Medicare patients with ESRD were prohibited from enrolling in Medicare Advantage plans, a choice available to all other Medicare beneficiaries.

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