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AMA, AARP and MOAA Call for Passage of House Medicare Reform Bill, Vote Expected This Week on H.R. 3961
Date:11/17/2009

AARP President Jennie Chin Hansen. "Baby boomers are caring for parents who rely on Medicare now, and the first wave of boomers will reach age 65 in two years. Let's do away with the current payment formula so seniors can have the piece of mind that comes with knowing they can see the doctor of their choice and get the care they need."

"Access to health care already is the single biggest problem for military beneficiaries of all ages," said Colonel Steve Strobridge, USAF-Ret., Director of Government Relations, MOAA. "The 21 percent cut to Medicare and TRICARE payments called for under current law would make that problem exponentially worse by causing large numbers of doctors to stop seeing elderly and military patients. The last thing troops in combat should have to worry about is whether their sick spouse or child can find a doctor to treat them."

"Congress has taken short-term action in the past, but we can no longer support putting a band-aid on the festering wound that is Medicare's physician payment formula," said Dr. Nielsen. "The old band-aid approach is fiscally irresponsible, since it has only served to make future cuts steeper and increase the costs of true payment reform. It is essential that Congress fix the formula once and for all so we can meet the goals of comprehensive health reform that improve the system for patients and those who care for them. As Congress prepares to make new coverage commitments to the American people, they must honor the obligations already made to seniors and military families."

Contacts:

Katherine M. Hatwell

AMA Media Relations

202-789-7419

katherine.hatwell@ama-assn.org

David Allen

202-434-2577

dallen@aarp.org

Nancy W. Carr

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