Mary Pittman's Blog – December 2011 Archive (1)

Take Action to Protect Prevention Funding - or We Will Pay in the Long Run

As the curtain falls on 2011, Congress is struggling to complete its unfinished business, including finalizing the federal budget for 2012, and, once again, public health is being shortchanged. A recent payroll tax proposal released by House Republicans would cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund by 68% to avoid a scheduled 27% cut in payments to Medicare physicians.  

 

While slashing current Medicare provider reimbursements would be devastating and could cause millions of…

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Added by Mary Pittman on December 13, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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