The legislative proposal outlines three key policies to alter the cost-sharing of the Medicare program. Each of these proposals was included in the President’s FY 2014 budget:
- Reducing premium subsides for wealthier seniors in Medicare Part B and D;
- Increasing the annual Medicare Part B deductible; and
- Establishing a $100 home health co-pay for community-based referrals.
The draft legislative text can be found by clicking here.
VNAA is in the process of writing public comment to submit in opposition of the home health co-payment. Comments are due August 16, 2013.