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Senators Urge White House to Withdraw ACO Proposal
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should withdraw its proposed rules governing accountable care organizations in part because of expensive start-up costs required, seven Republican lawmakers said in a letter to the Obama Administration Tuesday.

“We have been struck by the increasingly diverse chorus of concerns many of our nation’s leading healthcare institutions have raised in recent days about the proposed ACO regulation,” says the letter, which is signed by Tom Coburn, MD, (R –OK); Mike Crapo (R-ID); John Cornyn (R-TX); Jon Kyl (R-AZ); Mike Enzi (R-WY); Pat Roberts (R-KS); and Richard Burr (R-NC).