Navigation Links
AHIP Statement on House Passage of H.R. 6331
Date:6/24/2008

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives passage of H.R. 6331:

"Congress today rushed through legislation that would require Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to pay for the increase in physician payments without considering the impact these cuts would have on vulnerable seniors. As seniors learn the details of this hastily passed legislation, they will be shocked to learn they could face fewer choices, reduced benefits, and higher out-of-pocket costs if these cuts become law."

Ignagni noted that more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries currently rely on Medicare Advantage to meet their health care needs. This bill includes three separate provisions that would achieve an estimated $13.8 billion in budget savings over the next five years at the expense of Medicare Advantage enrollees. These cuts represent 94 percent of the bill's overall direct budget cuts not including interactions, and 73 percent of the budget cuts if interactions are counted.

Moreover, a recent survey found that most seniors -- regardless of whether they are enrolled in traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage -- oppose cutting the Medicare Advantage program and believe these cuts will have a negative effect on seniors. Key findings from the survey include:

-- By a 3-to-1 ratio among traditional Medicare enrollees and a 6-to-1

ratio among Medicare Advantage enrollees, seniors oppose cutting

Medicare Advantage instead of cutting payments for doctors who treat

Medicare patients.

-- By a 4-to-1 ratio among traditional Medicare enrollees and a 5-to-1

ratio among Medicare Advantage enrollees, most seniors believe cuts to

the Medicare Advantage program will have a negative impact on seniors in

Medicare health plans.

-- By more than a 5-to-1 ratio among traditional Medicare enrollees and a

13-to-1 ratio among Medicare Advantage enrollees, seniors prefer cutting

other programs besides Medicare Advantage or raising taxes to offset the

spending needed to stop a scheduled cut in physician payments.

-- An overwhelming majority of seniors enrolled in traditional Medicare (89

percent) and Medicare Advantage (88 percent) are satisfied with their

coverage.

Click here to learn more about this survey: http://www.ahip.org/Content/Members/pressrelease.aspx?docid=23678.

America's Health Insurance Plans - Providing Health Benefits to More Than 200 Million Americans


'/>"/>
SOURCE America's Health Insurance Plans
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NCPA Statement Supporting H.R. 6331
2. NCPA Statement Endorsing H.R. 6252 and S.3144
3. Statement From Bayer(R) Aspirin Regarding the American Medical Associations New Aspirin Policy Resolution
4. National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Statement on Jamie Lynn Spears
5. AAHSA Statement on Nursing Home Rating System
6. IPC The Hospitalist Company, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Offering
7. AHIP Statement on American Medical Association (AMA) Claims Processing Report
8. NCPA Statement on Senate Medicare Vote
9. Statement from Cleveland Clinic Regarding Pope Shenouda
10. Social Security Statement Advises Seniors to Consider Private Long-Term Care Insurance, LTC Agency Reports; Medicare Wont Cover It
11. XL Capital Ltd Issues Statement Regarding Merrill Lynch Lawsuit Against XL Capital Assurance Inc. (XLCA) a Subsidiary of Security Capital Assurance Ltd
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... 82% of adults are ... every 3 kids do not brush their teeth the minimum two times a day that ... teeth; with students missing 51 million hours of school and adults missing 164 million hours ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 23, ... ... Series A funding investment in Los Angeles based healthcare technology company California Healthcom ... group’s portfolio into the US, and healthcare arena. With headquarters in California, CHG ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... After raising more than $1.135 million ($1,479,231 AUD) from nearly ... in crowdfunding history, has established a U.S. Headquarters in New York City, FaceCradle ... , “We’re excited to be operating on U.S. shores, where most of our initial ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... According to the National Sleep Foundation , poor ... the only cause of the sunken-eye look, which can include dark circles or bags ... poor health are likely due to genetics, dehydration, allergies, and losing fat beneath the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... The American Board of Quality Assurance ... Anniversary of ABQAURP’s dedication to Health Care Quality and Management and Patient Safety. , ... only to the association, but also to the Health Care Quality and Patient Safety ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... VANCOUVER, British Columbia , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... "Company" or "Sophiris"), a clinical late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing ... announced that data from its successful Phase 2a study ... treatment for localized prostate cancer, will be presented as ... nd Annual European Association of Urology in ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017  Ethicon* today announced the completion of ... held medical device company that manufactures and markets ... treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This acquisition ... portfolio of minimally invasive options for patients suffering ... of the transaction have not been disclosed. ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... LITTLE SILVER, N.J. , March 23, 2017 ... device company, today announced that it has kicked ... in-growth into their 3D printed bone segments. ... of Engineering, "Our unique variable honeycomb lattice structures ... bone in-growth as compared to current allograft wedges ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: