With all due respect
This week, I would like to metaphorically toss two shoes at Alice Rivlin, former head of the Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget, for her foot-in-mouth comment on national competitive bidding.
During a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rivlin championed competitively bidding HME as a means to save Medicare money. Rivlin said that, with all due respect, the decision to delay the program was "ridiculous," reported the Congressional Quarterly.
In its weekly update, AAHomecare president Tyler Wilson retorted: "With all due respect to Ms. Rivlin, it would have been ridiculous to continue that bidding program, which was a disaster for patients and providers alike, which is why Congress wisely reformed and delayed the program."