FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Precht
Statement of Paul Precht,
on the release of the President’s proposed budget for FY 2010
The budget proposed by President Obama today redirects the focus of Medicare spending back where it belongs—the efficient delivery of high-quality health care to
The savings from increasing the efficiency and quality of Medicare provide a down payment toward covering the tens of millions of uninsured Americans, including the 1.5 million people with disabilities who must wait two years for Medicare coverage to begin.1 The Medicare Rights Center looks forward to working with the Obama administration to ensure that savings generated from its Medicare proposals are also used to make cost-effective improvements to the coverage received by people with Medicare, particularly those living on limited incomes.
1 For more information about the two-year waiting period for people with disabilities, please see www.medicarerights.org/issues-actions/waiting-period.php.
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Medicare Rights Center is a national, not-for-profit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives.