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Lawmakers Push Plan To Replace Medicare Cards With ‘Smart Cards’

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is teaming with Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., in pushing a plan aimed at replacing traditional Medicare cards with smart cards containing computer chips to guard against fraud and identity theft. Roskam’s proposal (HR 3220) would create a test program to distribute Medicare common access cards to store personal and health-related data. Read more…


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