White House wants more power to set Medicare rates
The White House is asking Congress to give the executive branch more power to limit Medicare’s rising costs. A White House letter to top lawmakers on Friday said the move would be “a critical step forward” in controlling health care costs and providing better care.
The proposal would allow an independent advisory board to recommend changes in Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors, hospitals and other providers. If the president approved the recommendations, Congress could still vote to reject them altogether. But Congress could not approve some recommendations and reject others.
Currently, Medicare reimbursement rates vary from region to region. Key lawmakers often get involved in setting local rates, a practice the Obama administration plan would end.
Pelosi on Obamacare: ‘We Certainly Have the Support of the American People’
Well it sure seems Pelosi is out of the Loop. We’ve lost all representation from members in Congress, including the Democratic leadership. The People have been clamoring for help since the election. All we’ve gotten from Congress is a support for Obama’s Bank Bail-Outs and the ineptitude of handling Public Funds from the new Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner.
To date, the only Congressperson holding former CEO and Chairman to Goldman Sachs Henry Paulson’s feet to the fire is Ohio Congresswoman Kaptur during a Capital Hill grilling session.
Even harder to believe is the lame-ass ignorance floating around still blaming Mortgage Brokers and Loan Officers for the Financial Crisis… and in their divine wisdom, predicting a second assault forthcoming from Loan Officers doing Loan Modifications. I am left to assume there are still people living under a rock these days with their heads up their’s and everyone’s else’s asses! Cutting and pasting Google articles to beat the band, excuse me, making up for their lack of quantified expertise.
All that is important to these ignorant wannabes is, I guess, an audience.