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From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Bowling Green, OH)

“Hello. … I deal with North West Ohio Medical Equipment here in Bowling Green and I wish to be able to deal with them in the future. I am very unhappy with the Medicare bill that has just been passed, so if you can pass that on please.  … Thank you very much.”… Continue Reading

From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Toledo, OH)

“I’m calling about this new law that they passed for medical equipment use. It’s doesn’t make any sense. I want my local, I don’t want… I’m sorry I just can’t put into words what I’m trying to say. But it’s a bad law.”

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From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678

“Yes I am calling to express my concern about this competitive bidding because I use an oxygen concentrator and its attendant supplies. Right now I am able to call the company that I work with, if anything is wrong they will come out immediately. I can also go to the office to the door, purchase equipment that I need right then and there, no waiting. They know who I am. I am identifiable very easily to them and they care about me. I am just worried about the fact that the company that I work with … Continue Reading

An Illegal Transfer of Power?

Does the National Competitive Bidding Provision Violate “Separation of Powers” in the Constitution?




 “Separation of Powers” is one of the most profound political principles of the Constitution and … Continue Reading

From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Findlay, OH)

“I have a very definite reason for calling. My medical equipment is being supplied by Northwest Ohio Medical Equipment and they are doing a fantastic job. There is no way in the world that I ever would want them to change or have anyone come in and take their place. They have done a spectacular job of keeping everything right where I need it, when I need it. They have gone out of their way entirely … Continue Reading

From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Melbourne, FL)

“I prefer to go to a store, like for example Brownings where I go, so that you get a person to help you with a walker to fit exactly the way it is supposed to. I for one had to go get one today and Medicare would not even help me pay for the damn thing because I had a metal walker that I thought I had forever but I had gotten in 3 years ago. … Continue Reading

From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Toledo, OH)

“What are they doing now? Trying to change the whole system? It seemed to be working very well. In other words we have a wheel that isn’t broken, so what are you trying to change it for?  Thank you.”

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Competitive Bidding Law

I am not happy with the passing of the new Competitive Bidding Law.


I am very satisfied with the medical supply I have chosen and do not want to be told who I have to use for my medical supplies.

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From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Waterville, OH)

“Hello. I am calling concerning the competitive bidding and what it means. I would like you to know that I would not be happy with this law. I think I should be able to decide who gives me my medical equipment and who takes care of it. I think it’s very very important. I had a husband who was very, very ill for many years and I was happy to be able to choose who I … Continue Reading