President Bush has committed to fixing Medicare, especially to offering some kind of prescription drug benefit. However, his State of the Union speech did not contain many of the specific proposals that have been floated recently about exactly how to make repairs.
Forbes.com, Jan. 30, 2003
Medicare chief urges action on physician fees
Tom Scully, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is urging Senate members to act quickly to avert a looming cut to the fees the program pays out to doctors.
Reuters Health/Yahoo!, Jan. 31, 2003