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Jun 9, 2009
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Dear Alice:

Health system reform is all over the media—from newspapers to TV to Twitter. So far, details have been sparse on the various plans being developed in Congress. That will soon change, however, and you need to be prepared, because the goal of both the U.S. House and Senate is to pass their versions of health system reform by the August recess!

Many of the health system reform plans being proposed would build on Medicare as a foundation—and that foundation is crumbling because of an archaic system currently in place. This system is scheduled to cut Medicare physician payments by more than 20 percent Jan. 1, 2010, with repeated annual cuts coming after that.

These proposed cuts are a huge problem for patients—and for many families—because they will prevent doctors from taking on new Medicare patients, discourage many from investing in new health technology and make some think about closing their medical practices altogether.

Please take (less than!) a minute to watch Dr. Cynthia Bradford, of Oklahoma City, Okla., talk about health system reform—and why you should be involved.


 

Like Dr. Bradford, you too have a story to tell.  Share it with Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D), Sen. Robert Menendez (D) and now.
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Posted: Jun 9, 2009 12:13pm

 

 
 
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