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Better Prices on Medical Equipment -- Good for Medicare, Good for Beneficiaries

Joe Baker | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

Decades of research consistently demonstrate that Medicare pays too much for medical equipment. The competitive bidding program is a triple win: lower costs for older adults and people with disabilities, the right prices for Medicare and a better deal for American taxpayers.

Three Reasons Why Medicare Cost-Shifting Is the Wrong Solution

Joe Baker | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Joe Baker

The president opened last week's State of the Union address calling for "modest" changes to contain Medicare costs. Yet, there is little consensus among lawmakers on what to do about Medicare. As this discussion unfolds, Congress must remember three key Medicare facts.

Uncertainty Over Medicare Pay Sets Doctors On Edge

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients – eve...