John McCain believes that we can achieve savings in Medicare without reducing benefits or eligibility. He has proposed common-sense reforms that will not only put Medicare on a path of financial stability but ensure access to quality care for millions of Americans. Some of the policies proposed by the McCain plan include:
- Promote payment reform that allows us to move away from the current fragmented and volume-based service to a system which rewards coordinated and quality focused care.Eliminate Medicare fraud and abuse to ensure that nearly $60 billion a year, almost 10 percent of total Medicare spending, that goes to line the pocket of criminals instead of providing quality care for seniors.
- Ensure that drug premiums for the wealthiest Americans are not being subsidized by the middle class.
- Promote a new generation of treatment models that better manage chronic care conditions while rewarding prevention and wellness.
- Greater use of Health IT and medical homes to promote greater co-ordination of care.Reduce drug costs by allowing greater use of generics (including bio-generics).
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