Letters

February 26, 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.
February 20, 2014 | Letter
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.
February 19, 2014 | Letter
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.
February 14, 2014 | Letter
To read the letter from the FCC, click here. To read the committee's December 10, 2013 letter, click here.
February 13, 2014 | Letter
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.
February 12, 2014 | Letter
Excerpt: Since the passage of the law, the administration has delayed numerous deadlines and effective dates set forth in the statue. These delay announcements have only increased with the failed launch of the HealthCare.gov website... To read the letter, click here.

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