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New York Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People With Disabilities
Date:8/5/2010

York Medical Equipment Providers Association supports H.R. 3790, a bipartisan bill that replaces the Medicare bidding program with other types of cost-savings that will reduce reimbursements to home medical equipment providers but preserve patient access to medically required equipment and services in the home.   

So far, the bill has 254 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support. More than half of both the Democratic and Republican delegations in the House support H.R. 3790, including two-thirds of New York's delegation.  New York cosponsors of the bill include Reps. Gary Ackerman (D), Michael Arcuri (D), Timothy Bishop (D), Yvette Clarke (D), Joseph Crowley (D), John Hall (D), Brian Higgins (D), Maurice Hinchey (D), Steve Israel (D), Peter King (R), Christopher Lee (R), Dan Maffei (D), Carolyn Maloney (D), Carolyn McCarthy (D), Gregory Meeks (D), Bill Owens (D), Paul Tonko (D), Nydia Velazquez (D), and Anthony Weiner (D).

"Competitive bidding is not mother, the flag, and apple pie," said Alyce Crossman, RRT, MPS, who is vice president of Upstate HomeCare, which serves much of update New York.  "It's not good old American ingenuity and free-market competition.  Com
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