No. 80-1594.

456 U.S. 201 (1982)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 20, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edwin S. Kneedler argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Acting Solicitor General Wallace, Acting Assistant Attorney General Schiffer, David M. Cohen, Dwight D. Meier, and Robert P. Jaye.

Stephen H. Oleskey argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Timothy H. Gailey.*

JUSTICE POWELL delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question is whether the Court of Claims has jurisdiction to review determinations by private insurance carriers of the amount of benefits payable under Part B of the Medicare statute.


Part B of the Medicare program, 79 Stat. 301, as amended, 42 U. S. C. § 1395j et seq. (1976 ed. and Supp. IV), is a federally subsidized, voluntary health insurance system for persons who are 65 or...

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