Excerpt: We believe the result of this rule, if finalized, is that millions of seniors will lose their plans, even though they like them, and millions of seniors could be forced to pay more for their prescription drugs To read the letter, click here.
Letter to HHS Regarding Administration's “Proposed Rule for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs”March 7, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Recent articles have reported on a chain of Texas hospitals that received nearly $18 million in economic stimulus funds from CMS for moving to electronic medical records. These facilities continued to receive funding despite warnings that reached several agencies for more than four years of patient-care threats and allegations of fraud.
Excerpt: Last month the Obama administration hired Accenture to oversee HealthCare.gov and the administration’s efforts to complete the building of the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). According to the Washington Post, Accenture obtained the $91 million contract for HealthCare.gov during an ‘abbreviated’ contracting process in which three other companies were considered.
Excerpt: Despite the program's far-reaching success, CMS is proposing to fundamentally undermine the program and jeopardize the prescription drup plans that millions of seniors rely on for their health and peace of mind.
To read the letter from the FCC, click here. To read the committee's December 10, 2013 letter, click here.
Exceprt: In the nearly four months since HealthCare.gov and the state-run insurance exchanges launched, consumers have encountered numerous problems at both the federal and state level. Although the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been problematic nationwide, no state has had more complications than Oregon. To read the letter, click here.