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President's Budget Declares War on Medicaid Recipients
Date:2/14/2012

der Americans that the Administration is seeking to extend to lower income citizens.

The combination of increased taxpayer spending for expensive hospitalizations and in-patient care with job losses throughout the home medical equipment service and supply industry will leave increased medical costs and unemployment in its wake.

Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries, their families and their advocates should write the Secretary of HHS to demand: 1) a moratorium on the DME competitive bidding program; and 2) that during the moratorium that the Department issue a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on its decision to violate the most basic principle of auctions by not requiring that the bids be binding.


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