by minimizing the role of the federal bureaucracy. As many of my
colleagues know, an increasing number of health care providers have
withdrawn from the Medicare program because of the paperwork burden and
constant interference with their practice by bureaucrats from the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (previously known as the
Health Care Financing Administration). The MSA program frees seniors
and providers from the this burden thus making it more likely that
quality providers will remain in the Medicare program!