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H.R. 6490 - Our Opportunity to Enact the Market Pricing Program and Replace the Medicare Bidding

The bill introduced yesterday by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) and 13 of other members of the House has been assigned a number: H.R. 6490

The bill amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a market pricing program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) under part B of the Medicare program.  It has been referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

American Association for Homecare members can view the text of the bill here

As we reported yesterday, the House of Representatives will meet in pro forma sessions during many of the days between now and the elections. And that means that Representatives can add their to the official cosponsor list for the bill. We will need to enlist as many cosponsors as possible over the weeks ahead.

The original cosponsors of the bill include the following 13 Representatives:

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02)
Rep. John Barrow (D-GA-12)
Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12)
Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH-14)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07)
Rep. Steve King (R-IA-05)
Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA-04)
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA-03)
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA-01)
Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA-04)
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL-11)
Rep. Theodore Deutch (D-Fl-19)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC-02)

Take Action! Please urge your members of Congress to support this bill.  TAKE ACTION

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