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By
PFM
02/13/2014

On February 12, 2013, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation.  In this speech, he laid out his priorities for the next four years.  The following is a round-up of the President’s statements on Medicare, as well as those of Senator Marco Rubio, who delivered the GOP response speech, PFM’s response, and relevant media coverage of the State of the Union and its implications for Medicare.

 
By
PFM
02/11/2014

PFM was established with the goal of convening a diverse group of stakeholders to generate bi-partisan solutions for Medicare reform – specifically, around improving quality of care for beneficiaries and lowering costs in the program. We are concerned that CMS is not utilizing its authority to institute stable rate adjustments that consider the cumulative effect of existing policies and payment changes impacting the MA program, and ultimately the entire Medicare program and beneficiary population.

For the full letter, click here.

By
PFM
10/25/2013

PFM's partners represent the interests of a variety of people – the elderly, disabled, chronically ill, and those living in rural settings – many of whom rely on Medicare. In the wake of the recent government shutdown, pressure on Congress to reach agreement and pass a budget before the end of the year will arguably be stronger than ever, and PFM and its partners fear that Medicare will, once again, become a target for indiscriminate cuts.

By
PFM
07/15/2013

Bi-partisan agreement exists to move away from Medicare’s fee-for-service (FFS) model. Repealing the SGR formula will be an important step in this transition. PFM has created a side-by-side comparison of four proposals to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula and institute new payment and delivery models:

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