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Don't let Congress force doctors out of Medicare

Posted By On December 8, 2010 @ 1:27 pm In Health Talk | No Comments

If Congress doesn’t act soon, Medicare patients could lose access to the doctors they know and trust.
It’s unacceptable that these patients could lose access to their doctors because of a drastic 25% pay cut.

Your senators need to know we’re counting on them to fix this issue before they leave for their December recess.
Call 1-800-488-7139 TODAY and tell your U.S. senators to stop these drastic cuts that will put Medicare patients’ health at risk.
Calling is easy, and you don’t need to be an expert – elected officials need to hear from everyday Americans like you. Here’s how to make your call:

  • Dial 1-800-488-7139, and follow the prompts to enter your zip code. Then press “1” to connect to your first senator’s office.
  • A staff person will answer the phone. It’s their job to take calls from constituents, so don’t be shy! Tell that person where you’re calling from, and that you strongly urge your senator to pass fair rates for Medicare doctors.
  • Many calls end here. However, if you like, you can add that:

  • These dramatic pay cuts may cause Medicare patients to lose access to the doctors they know and trust.
  • It’s time for a real long-term solution for Medicare reimbursement – seniors’ health security should not be put at risk. Congress needs to stop these drastic cuts now.
  • It’s important that both your senators hear from you – so please dial 1-800-488-7139 again and follow the zip code prompts to be connected to your second senator.
  • Once you’ve ended your call, click here to tell us how it went!
  • Don’t let Congress force doctors out of Medicare. Make sure your voice is heard by calling your members of Congress today.

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