Rep. Abraham, Colleagues Save Medicare ‘house Calls’

Rep. Abraham, colleagues save Medicare ‘house calls’


Fifth District U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, occasionally flies his Cirrus SR 20 airplane to and from Washington, D.C., rather than risk disruption of commercial flights. Greg Hilburn/USA Today Network

Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto
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Elderly patients who access home health care services, the modern version of house calls, were near eviction before Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham and others convinced Medicare to scuttle the plan this week.
Abraham, R-Alto, who is a doctor, and Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., led a bipartisan letter signed by 174 members asking The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse …

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