Medicare recently announced changes to a flat fee system paying doctors the same amount if you have the sniffles or stage 4 cancer treatment or need a stent for your heart.
As a result, fewer specialists will accept Medicare payments. Recipients will be forced to pay out of pocket, have other health insurance, or forego treatment for their illnesses.
If you believe this is an unfair change in Medicare benefits, and will impact you or a family member, contact your member of Congress soon. Unless people protest, this program change will begin Jan. 1.