SPOTLIGHT: Medicare paying through the nose for oxygen


If you're Medicare, with billions of dollars to spend, you get the lowest prices possible on supplies right? Not necessarily. According to research by both government and private parties, Medicare pays far more than private consumers when it comes to oxygen supplies. Thanks to tough lobbying by oxygen suppliers, which enlist senior patients to push their cause, Medicare continues to pay up to twice as much for oxygen as private consumers might for the same products. Article

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