Murray to announce MediFair today

Mike Glenn, administrator of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, will be on hand when U.S. Sen. Patty Murray announces the MediFair Act at 10 a.m. today at Group Health Central Hospital in Seattle.

Glenn, representing hospitals in Washington state, will speak about Medicare’s negative effects on health-care centers.

Murray, D-Grand Terrace, plans to introduce the MediFair Act in the Senate to boost reimbursement rates for states like Washington, which get less than the national average per patient from Medicare’s payment system.

Most doctors in Clallam and Jefferson counties refuse to take new Medicare patients because reimbursements are so low they lose money treating them.

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