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It's been a long time since I've posted anything, let alone a personal article, but I've been pretty close to this situation for a while, and it's deteriorating rapidly. I know there's a lot on everyone's plate politically, but this isn't an issue that can be put on the back-burner without a heck of a lot of damage being done. Thanks and God bless.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 11:14:03 AM PST by Buggman
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To: Buggman

Prepare to be flamed by thousands of General Contractors out there who live and die by the bid every day.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 11:45:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Regardless of the issue, regardless of the point of view, one can always rationalize one's own opinions/desires as being "in the public interest".

It's even easier when what I believe to be Good For Society At Large also puts money in my own pocket. That's one of the most powerful feedback loops known to exist.

3 posted on 02/27/2013 11:52:30 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Buggman

I hate non binding bids.

Dishonest FK’s win and then submit change orders or “correct” their bid to match “ today’s realities”.

They cost jobs, waste time and game the system.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 12:09:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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This scheme was brokered between the big guys and CMS to drive out competitors from the industry. To streamline it and ration NOS delivered via restricting supply, thus driving down costs. To hell with beneficiaries and their needs. Of course we know some bad apples helped spoil the industry, too.

After nearly 20 years I happily sold out a year and half ago and haven't looked back; your employer should too unless their name is Apria, Lincare, Rotech, AHP, National DME and a few others. They are almost certainly getting inquiries to either merge or a straight buyout. You can linger on but the workload/compliance costs/inherent risks/financial burdens vs net profitability no longer favors continued operations in most cases. Some niche companies are making it for now and some outfits attempting to compete in traditional retail with mixed results. Cash is in short supply for that demo right now. Anyway the old model is over and the fight to reclaim it is over and lost. The sooner you move on the better.

9 posted on 02/27/2013 7:39:50 PM PST by Dysart
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