S.3101 - Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, including pharmacy access, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, including pharmacy access, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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  • Anonymous 06/25/2008 10:20am

    What is the logic behind not voting for this bill? As it stands doctors still lose money (just not as much), and patients will still see their disgruntled doctoers who are essentially taking a pay cut. It seems like a republicans dream.

  • Anonymous 06/25/2008 12:19pm

    The issue is that the people out there who are telling these people about the programs and are getting them enrolled won’t be able to afford to do their job. They do not get paid much as it is and they also have to pay all of their own expenses, including gasoline. The bill makes up for the increased cost of additional services to seniors by cutting the pay to the insurance companies that provide Medicare Part C, which in turn will result in a pay cut to all the people working to reach these seniors. What good will the improvements do if there aren’t people telling them how and where to access them???

  • Anonymous 06/30/2008 12:53pm

    If this bill passes how can a doctor afford to practice. Is anyone concern if we get quality healthcare. Everyone else in the country gets a raise while doctors pay high malpractice insurance and pay cuts.

  • Anonymous 07/03/2008 6:16pm

    As a practice administrator, I must speak out to the importance of this bill. I come into daily contact with a multitude of confused and dissatisfied senior patients. They are being targeted by these Advantage insurance companies, told they have a 5.00 Copay, which then increases to a 15.00 copay, etc. etc….on top of that I spend endless hours trying to track down which Advantage plan they currently have, some claims have been in limbo so long that when I finally get it to the correct insurance I get a “past timely filing” denial. Our patients praise our doctor regularly, they complain of the dishonest and misleading tactics used by the advantage insurers regularly…..tell me again WHY!!!?? are the doctors and clinics get a pay cut and the crooked and FOR PROFIT medicare Advantage insurers getting even more of a FREE RIDE???

  • Anonymous 07/09/2008 5:03pm

    you are right on! these advantage insurers are elderly abusers, plain and simple!!

  • Anonymous 07/13/2008 2:08pm

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