A new website has been launched featuring stories about Medicare beneficiaries and the problems they are having with the new Medicare Competitive Bidding program.
The Dear Medicare project centers on lifting up the voices of Medicare beneficiaries and those who care about them. The stories featured on this website come directly from a Medicare Beneficiary Complaint Hotline. To date, over 3,000 complaints have been compiled from beneficiaries, caregivers and healthcare providers.
As a result of Competitive Bidding, Medicare and Medicaid policies have shifted and are drastically cutting access to a beneficiary’s ability to receive life-sustaining medical equipment and quality care.
The organization that launched the new website is People for Quality Care (PFQC), a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to shedding light on healthcare policies that are negatively impacting seniors and people with disabilities.
PFQC states: “We speak to beneficiaries daily who are frustrated, confused, sad, hurt and fearful. However, despite physical limitations and fears, they are CHOOSING to stand resolute and share their stories for reform.”