Sometimes their audacity just takes your breath away

Monday, January 30, 2006 at 09:03 AM

For those who have yet to hear about it, check out the news that the new deficit reduction bill passed by the Senate, and due before the House for a last approval, drastically changes the Medicare rules for people on home oxygen therapy.

The Senate bill, S. 1932 requires that Medicare home oxygen patients own their equipment after 36 months of rental, a seemingly simple change that carries with it the consequence that "responsibility and the cost for servicing and maintaining this equipment will fall on the Medicare patient."

Do you think it's just coincidence that as of this morning (1/30/06) the text of this bill was not yet available on Thomas, the web-based Congressional service?