Why are we paying PR, marketing/communications and translations firms thousands of dollars for jobs we can do in house? They are not expert in subject matters and often develop materials, campaigns and translation that need to be corrected by us. If we have the staff here – why are we paying overpriced contractors?
Many citizens do not realize that CMS and SSA are separate entities. SSA handles Part A and Part Enrollment for CMS. CMS has no field offices, so citizens regularly call SSA field offices for Medicare questions. A tremendous amount could be saved if queries could be handled at SSA Field Offfices.
Medicare and all its fixings should be offered to all federal employees and families, and all retired federal employees. Offering the coverage to more people may allow for lower costs in the long run.