Your Views: Use common sense to keep Medicare viable, affordable
Medicare is vitally important to most Wisconsin seniors, and our members of Congress should not be thinking about harmful cuts to it as they battle the debt ceiling and the next budget.
AARP has suggested improving care coordination by reforming Medicare’s payment incentives to doctors and hospitals for providing good care, not how many patients they see or tests they perform.
The costs of prescription drugs could be lowered by negotiating with pharmaceutical companies for lower prescription prices (This has been prohibited by Congress!). It is disturbing that agreements are allowed between drug manufacturers to delay the introduction of less expensive generic drugs. Isn’t that price fixing? Ending that practice would save $3.8 billion over 10 years!
Our legislators need to use common sense to keep Medicare viable and affordable, instead of listening to those self-serving groups who think destroying our health care system will benefit their interests.