Competitive Bid is a disaster waiting to happen
If people think the economy is bad now, wait until Competitive Bidding drives thousands more small suppliers out of business. A desire to curb rising medical prices should begin with the culprits, which are NOT DME providers; we are barely hanging on as it is, with the constant barrage of Medicare cuts and additional regulations. When the cost of supplying a patient with oxygen in their home is a tiny fraction of the cost of supplying it in the hospital, why is the governmnet targeting DME? All we need to do is look at the bloated bureaucracy that is Medicare to know that Nationalized Healthcare, God forbid it happens, will be an economic tragedy such as this country has never seen.