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Counsel Congress on how to deal with Medicare in the budget
A Supercommittee of 29 Congressional leaders will try to come up with a budget agreement and Medicare sits in the middle of those negotiations.
You can get a sense of what the Obama administration and Republican leaders in Congress have proposed to do with Medicare here.
Meanwhile, a 1997 formula created by Congress to determine Medicare payment rates for medical professionals would reduce reimbursements by 25 percent. And here’s what medical professionals in the Public Insight Network have had to say about Medicare reimbursement.
Imagine that you’re testifying before the Supercommittee. Make a case for what should be done with Medicare – and base that on your own experience. Then pass this form to two people who could also further the conversation on Medicare.