Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Wilson Lauds Passage Of Medicare Provision.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

Congresswoman Heather Wilson gathered Saturday with senior citizens and health care officials to tout the recent passage of a budget bill that will help continue Medicare-funded health plans for thousands of state residents.

But even with its passage, which increases reimbursement rates for health plans under the federal Medicare+Choice program, it seems not everyone will be able to keep their plans at the end of the year.

Wilson, R-N.M., held a news conference at the Manzano Del Sol retirement center.

On Friday, Congress approved a bill that would establish new monthly reimbursement rates under the Medicare+Choice program. …

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