Bipartisan duo drops bill to terminate medical equipment bidding

The legislation would also rescind $20 billion in unobligated discretionary appropriations for the program.

Legislation to terminate the program garnered 250 co-sponsors last year.

The nine pilot areas are:

• Charlotte – Gastonia – Concord (North Carolina and South Carolina);

• Cincinnati – Middletown (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana);

• Cleveland – Elyria – Mentor (Ohio);

• Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington (Texas);

• Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas);

• Miami – Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach (Florida);

• Orlando – Kissimmee (Florida);

• Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania); and

• Riverside – San Bernardino – Ontario (California).