Friday, February 26, 2010

If You Missed Yesterday's Health Summit, Here's a Link to Highlights

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/meeting-highlights?video=1

Let's get 'er done!

3 comments:

MJ said...

Kris how can they hope to get antyhing done with those attitudes and divedes...it is only going to be the voters who go to the polls this fall and say we are sick of this...
also there is one thing NOT in the news which is going to affect seniors right now...
the senate did not pass a stoppage of a 21% cut in medicare payments to physicians which goes into effect March 1. This means your doc if he accepts medicare takes a 21% pay cut from medicare if he sees medicare patients...do you think you doc will continue to see medicare patients with that kind of pay cut???
and what will this mean to the seniors who only have medicare as their provider? their doc says I am sorry I can't afford to have you as my patient..then come the capper...HMO's and other insurers fllow medicare reimbursment rates..come july if this truly happens and soemthingis not done within the next week....all other insurers will cut thier reimbursement rate sto docs by 21%...
So..not only is our guvmint not doing a health care reform bill they are sticking it to our docs and THE SENIORS that are the backbone of our country!
email your senators and reps now and ask them where thier minds are!

MJ said...

aw geez and I thought I proofread this...plz excuse the typos...I plead being upset at our reps and congressmen/women
MJR

Kristine M Smith said...

Perhaps the 21% cut is to cut off (at the pockets)the physicians who are abusing the system? They say $1 of ever $3 Medicare dollars is fraud...
But cutting 21%from EVERY Medicare provider makes the honorable ones suffer. So something needs to be instituted to be sure ethical physicians don't get screwed because unethical ones are screwing the system...for sure! Let me know what else you hear about this from your end. OK?