Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HME Providers Educate Senate on Competitive Bidding Flaws

While bipartisan support continues to grow in the House for AAHomecare’s effort to stop the competitive bidding program, the Senate has failed to take action. Events for Senators held by members of the HME community have allowed providers the opportunity to discuss concerns with the suicide bidding program and the Senators to learn more about the challenges HME providers face, including an event for Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) pictured with Tyler Wilson, president of AAHomecare. It is imperative that you contact both of your U.S. Senators to describe the problems with the Medicare bidding program for home medical equipment and services and request that they support legislation to stop or repeal the program.

To contact your member of Congress about the bidding program, visit

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The HILL Polls Voters on Medicare

Voters don’t want their existing or future Medicare benefits cut even if it would help reduce the national debt, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill.

Fifty-three percent of likely voters say they would not accept the idea of reduced benefits, while 33 percent said they would and 14 percent were unsure.

To read more about this poll, click here.