Category: Health Reform

Medicare Cuts in House Health Reform Bill Politically Unrealistic

The health care reform bill (HR 3962) that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by the slimmest of margins last week was dealt a serious setback this weekend when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new study that, according to the Washington Post, “found Medicare cuts contained in the health package approved by the House on Nov. 7 are likely to prove so costly to hospitals and nursing homes that they could stop taking Medicare altogether.”