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Old 09-09-2009, 03:24 PM
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Congress is proposing to drastically reduce Medicare reimbursement for home health services to the chronically sick and elderly. They plan on cutting $57 billion out of the Medicare home health benefit over 10 years. Home health represents only 4.5% of the total Medicare budget, but 11% of the proposed total cuts.

We need to keep this valuable service available to our seniors. Please go to the website and sign the petition. Please pass it along to others who work in home health or have benefitted from having home health and have them sign also. Thanks.


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Old 09-09-2009, 03:27 PM
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That blows.Don't they realize while it cost 18 billion for home health, that cost would be tripled if those people where in the hospital instead of at home.
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I went to the link but how do you sign it?
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I went to the link but how do you sign it?

Sorry I had the wrong link but it has now been fixed. Thanks!
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Thanks for fixing it signed, sealed and delivered.
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Signed it. Thanks DG.
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First they cut hospital benefits so people are discharged home sooner. Now they want to cut home health benefits too?? How does that make sense??
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Signed. We need to help people stay in their homes!
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I signed it--what a tragedy to lose this benefit. Especially as the population ages and medical problems get more complex. I am behind this 100%.
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