Saturday, February 16, 2002
Taylor urged attendees to share their personal stories with their members of Congress. "Legislators have so many issues they must address, we need physicians to tell them what is happening in their practices, and how Federal health policy may adversely affect health care delivery in our country."
According to Taylor, negotiations with the White House are ongoing, as Democrats and Republicans seek a bipartisan compromise on a patients' bill of rights. She also mentioned that Congress is acutely aware of the flawed Medicare payment formula, and will hopefully correct this problem before the November election. In a sign of its commitment to this issue, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing yesterday to solicit testimony from the physician community on the recent Medicare cuts.
Annual Meeting attendees can stop by the Orthopaedic PAC booth (located in Hall C, across from the Resource Center) to learn more about legislative and PAC activities.
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