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At the tele-town hall meeting, the President will be joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and representatives of the following organizations that have worked to organize local meetings across the country:

AARP

AFL-CIO

AFSCME Retirees

Alliance for Retired Americans

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

American Federation of Teachers Program on Retirement and Retirees

American Postal Workers Union Retirees Department

B’nai B’rith International

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

Communications Workers of American Retiree Division

Easter Seals

Families USA

International Union of Painters & Allied Trades – IUPAT

Medicare Rights Center

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Association of State Units on Aging

National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs

National Association of State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

National Council on Aging

NCCNHR – The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

OWL- The Voice of Midlife and Older Women

SEIU

Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders

Workers United


2 posted on 06/07/2010 10:42:41 PM PDT by Cindy
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Congress Misses Medicare Payment Cut Deadline
abc ^ | June 1, 2010 | DAN CHILDS
Posted on June 2, 2010 9:52:56 AM PDT by george76

Doctors May Soon Be Forced to Accept Lower Reimbursements for Treating Medicare Patients.

A missed deadline by Congress may mean many of the country’s 44 million Medicare patients will have a harder time finding a doctor — piquing the frustration of many physicians who already care for these patients.

On Friday, the Senate adjourned for its traditional Memorial Day break without eliminating a physician payment cut for treatments to Medicare patients that took effect today, which means that the country’s doctors may soon be paid 21.3 percent less to treat Medicare patients.

In a statement issued Friday, Dr. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association, expressed outrage.

“The Senate has turned its back on seniors,” Rohack said in the statement. “Senators are more interested in heading home for the holiday than in preventing a Medicare meltdown for seniors... Already, about one in four Medicare patients looking for a new primary care physician have trouble finding one, and Congressional inaction will make it much worse.”

Some doctors anticipate that this threat will force them to change the way they conduct their practices — and for some, the changes have already begun.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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