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Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck
San Francisco Chronicle

The Obama administration has quietly told the courts that tossing out the president’s health care overhaul would have major unintended consequences for Medicare’s payment systems, which handle 100 million monthly claims from hospitals and other providers. In papers filed with the Supreme Court, administration lawyers have warned of “extraordinary disruption” if Medicare is forced to unwind countless transactions based on payment changes required by the Affordable Care Act.