Leavitt: Congress Must Act on Competitive Bidding Program
"This week Congress will demonstrate if it is serious or not about reining in entitlement spending" as it considers a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt writes in an opinion piece. He concludes, "If Congress fails to uphold even this modest effort at entitlement reform, there is little reason to believe its members will muster the political courage for the unspeakably harder choices that await them."
- "Will Congress Continue a Medicare Scam?" (Leavitt, Wall Street Journal, 7/9).