The industry answers
An opinion piece written by AAHomecare President Tyler Wilson titled "Opposing View: Fix the bidding program" appeared on USA Today's Web site this morning. The piece argues that a bill passed in the House of Representatives to delay and improve national competitive bidding would "save billions and preserve quality."
Wilson's piece responds to an opinion piece written by USA Today titled "Our view on health care: Suppliers defend sweet deal" that also appeared on the Web site this morning. It states competitive bidding is a "good deal" for taxpayers.
The New York Times published a similar column yesterday that admonished Congress for trying to delay the program (See blog below).