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NAHC President Comments on CMS’ Final Rule on Rebasing ^ | 11/25/2013 | National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Posted on 12/02/2013 7:54:14 AM PST by Rusty0604

CMS Turns A Deaf Ear to the Pleas of Aged, Infirm, Disabled and Dying Americans...

“There is no way,” he continued, “that CMS can claim they did not know their actions would result in regulatory mandated bankruptcies. The regulations issued by CMS are therefore confiscatory, depriving patients of an opportunity to do business with Medicare without due process of law. CMS’s decision has the collateral effect of making it impossible for the states to comply with the Olmstead decision of 1999. In this groundbreaking ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court instructed the states that patients have the right to be cared for at home and that every reasonable option must be examined before patients can be placed in an institution.”

While we are disappointed, we do not intend to stand by and watch the home care community being decimated and patients deprived of their right to receive home care under the law. Congress made the law and only Congress has the power to restrict or limit its application. We intend to appeal to Congress to repair this great injustice. If necessary, we will ask senior and disability groups to join us in bringing a law suit against CMS. Together, we will fight to dismantle the new rules that present unconstitutional obstacles to Medicare patients receiving the home care services to which they are entitled under the law.”

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: healthcare

1 posted on 12/02/2013 7:54:14 AM PST by Rusty0604
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The “death panels” do not have to actually meet and make individual determinations on whether a person should be extended health services or not. A blanket decision is enough.

“Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly.”

It is all coming true, especially for you. Cost containment, doncha know.

The demand for Soylent Green is up sharply.

2 posted on 12/02/2013 8:01:57 AM PST by alloysteel (The Internet, a most exquisite system by which to confound and muddle any reasonable dialogue.)
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