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S. 3101, The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (4 comments ↓ | 5 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 3101 would amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, including pharmacy access.

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darrin

June 10, 2008, 3:13pm (report abuse)

ok

JJ

June 19, 2008, 2:36pm (report abuse)

I think after this bill was tabled it was “re-submitted” with some modifications as S. 3144, which matches HR 6252.

frank tells

June 29, 2008, 3:31pm (report abuse)

I FEEL THAT THE MEDICARE BILL VOTED ON JULY 1, 2008 IS NOT BENEFICIAL TO PHYSICAL THERAPY PATIENTS. THE BILL SHOULD BE VOTED DOWN BECAUSE IT LIMITS THE NUMBER OF VISITS ALLOWED FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY. THE PATIENTS MEDICAL WELL BEING WILL BE JEOPARDIZED.

Concerned Senior

August 6, 2008, 7:27am (report abuse)

Section 167 - Access to Medicare Reasonable Cost Contract Plans

Unfortuantely we are seeing the cost contract with Rocky Mountain HMO in Western CO being used to pay doctors 130-140% of the Medicare Assignment Rate. This giving doctors an excuse to exercise legal discrimination against low income seniors by not accepting medicare advantage plans. The fact that these very expensive medicare cost contracts are being used to discriminate against low income seniors while trying to rid out medicare advantage competitors for the sake of preserving their cost contract is deeply concerning and disturbing to the taxpayer footing the bill.

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