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Hope your Festivus was the best ever.
In an open letter to President Obama, the group says its members “are troubled by how the proposed reductions likely would not only sustain, but exacerbate many of the long-standing racial and ethnic health disparities that have a devastating impact on the health and wellness of African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.”
“We are also deeply concerned that the proposed reductions would hit the nearly nine million individuals who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits—known as dual-eligibles—the hardest,” the letter says.
Everyone we’re talking to says that we’re going over the fiscal cliff no matter what happens, but advocates have been working hard to remind Washington types that provider assessments are, um, not to be touched.
So sometimes even symbolism is fun.