I am a 53 y/o disabled female on SSD & Medicare. My income is 130% below the poverty level. I go to a community clinic in NH for care. I, for the most part, am happy with the HC I receive. I have been following the HCR proceedings. Republicans continue to undermine the spirit of the legislation, and I fear that because of this anti-trust proposal, they are going to further damage HCR legislation. I think that the anti-trust proposal was well thought out, and covered important points that needed to be defined, like the 30% rule on physician/hospital partners. I read that the Hitchcock Clinic in NH has a contract with Medicare, although I cannot find out how to switch over. I am afraid that the Manchester Community Health Services will be closed, and the minimal care I get will be gone too. I have needed glasses for years, and I have no access to dental care. I thought that it would be important to share my story. Now I hear that the new GOP idea is to retain a doctor like a lawyer. That won't work for most Medicare recipients, where will the retainer fee come from? The result will be that the only ones who won't be covered are Medicare/Medicaid patients. Please post where Medicare patients sign up in New Hampshire and other states. I have gone to Dartmouth Hitchcock, and it would probably be an easy transition. I am truly appalled at the actions taken by republicans in NH, and other states. I strongly support President Obama and am grateful for his administration. Thank you.
Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, FTC Matter No: V100017 #00005
Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, FTC Matter No: V100017