When my Mother moved to town to be near me six years ago, we already had trouble finding a doctor who would take new Medicare patients. We found one however, and she has continued to have the same excellent care she had in her long time home town. She has undergone several exremely expensive medical proceedures since she has been here with us. I cannot imagine life withour Medicare. If these cuts go through, more Mothers and Fathers will have difficulty or impossiblilty in finding care. My husband is not on Medicare, but his Federal insurance, now that he is Medicare age, is tied to Medicare reimbursement levels. Please do what it takes to preserve this lifeline that is given to our Senior Citizens...and to their children. I know it costs a lot. Raise my taxes if you must, but preserve Medicare in a form that will allow Physicians to treat the elderly without loosing money every time they see one.