Friday, April 10, 2009

Medicare Waiting Period: Reform Legislation

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) have each introduced bills in Congress to phase out the Medicare waiting period for "life-threatening conditions." These are not delineated in the bills, but defined as conditions that are "fatal without medical treatment." The Secretary of Health and Humans Services would be responsible for compiling a list of such conditions, with regular updates.

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