Bid bill gains momentum
WASHINGTON – A bill in the House of Representatives that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1 has gained 18 additional co-sponsors in the wake of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, May 25-26. The total for H.R. 5210 now stands at 97. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified June 8 at a House Ways & Means Health Subcommitteehearing on“Legislation to Improve and Sustain the Medicare Program.”“Patients' lives are literally at risk,” he told the committee. A Senate companion bill, S. 2736, has 29 co-sponsors.