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This election year, both political parties are promising to transform the way government pays for and delivers medical services. But beneath pledges to increase efficiency and cut costs, reformers confront a host of interest groups, from vendors to patients. We look at how Medicare pays for essential equipment, from wheelchairs to bottled oxygen, and why critics say the system needs reform.
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- Alec Vachon D.C. consultant and former Republican staffer on the Senate Finance Committee
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