Editor’s Note: Every independent expert who has examined Medicare’s “competitive bidding” program for home medical equipment has determined that it will fail. Hundreds of economists, including Nobel laureates, and researchers working under a National Science Foundation grant and the Congressional Budget Office have all reached a similar conclusion. HHS/CMS has been deaf to the science community and pursued their own deeply flawed plan. Now the human toll is starting to be felt. The article below explains why Congress must pass H.R. 6490 – The Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2012.