With Medicare and TRICARE physician payment cuts of 25 % looming.

5 % cut on January 1. 'The time clock is ticking,' said AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. 'Without swift action to avoid the cut, in three weeks America's military family members will face reduced usage of health care.' Related StoriesNew studies raise essential questions about impact of statin therapy on performance of flu vaccinesHealthy adults who receive flu vaccination also may help protect older adults at higher risk for flu-related complicationsNew across-the-table Medicare cuts may place many individuals and suppliers at riskBecause TRICARE ties its physician payment prices to Medicare, the scheduled twenty five % Medicare cut will immediately impact the nearly 10 million military family members who rely on TRICARE for their healthcare needs.'The $117 billion in cuts to Medicare Benefit will threaten the options that seniors have across the country and significantly decrease seniors' benefits in many major metropolitan areas. 'Congress is being forced to carefully turn to these financing mechanisms because it provides been unwilling to produce a commitment to specific strategies and enforceable goals that will bend medical care cost curve downward.'.

AFFI commends Congress for acceptance of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act American Frozen Meals Institute President and CEO Kraig R. Today commended the U Naasz.S. House of Representatives for approving the Healthy, Hunger-Free Children Act of 2010, which right now heads to President Obama for his signature and enactment after having passed the Senate in August.