Policy Documents

How Congress Can Restore the Freedom of Senior Citizens to Make Private Agreements with Their Doctors

Robert E. Moffit –
August 1, 1998

This is a continuation of a report written by author Robert Moffit, it begins mid-sentence on page 17 of the article and concludes as follows;

It is time for Congress to reverse course and begin to exercise serious oversight over HCFA in the interest of protecting the personal freedom of patients and the professional integrity and independence of doctors.  Congress also should curtail the excesses of the Medicare bureaucracy and fix what is clearly broken.  Specifically, lawmakers should make sure that doctors and patients in Medicare enjoy at least the same professional flexibility and personal freedom that their fellow citizens enjoy, and even the level of freedom that Britons enjoy in their explicitly socialized system of medicine.