The small businesses that provide oxygen and medical equipment to senior citizens are a dying breed as a result of a CMS regulation—competitive bidding.  The CMS competitive bidding program has been criticized  by over 200 leading economists.

 Over 300 DME firms have vanished.

 The President’s Science Advisor should act in accordance with the recommendation of CRE asking him to advise CMS that its competitive bidding program is not based upon sound science.

 The President assigned the Science Advisor the responsibility of ridding the regulatory process of misplaced science;  it is  time  he exercises that authority