2/3: Support Medicare Therapy Services for Seniors
NAME OF ISSUE: Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Act
HOUSE OR SENATE BILL # House resolution #807 Senate resolution #253
SUGGESTED MEMBER SCRIPT
“Hi, my name is …, I’m a constituent from “i.e., Durango” zip code 81***. I am in favor of passing the bill to permanently repeal the hard Medicare therapy cap. The hard cap on therapy services went into effect 01/01.2018. Every day the hard cap is in place it is puts Medicare beneficiaries at risk of not receiving necessary therapy services. Please ask your party leadership to repeal the hard Medicare therapy cap. Thank you.
WHO MEMBER IS TO CONTACT : US SENATE
WHEN IS MEMBER TO CALL OR WRITE:
Prior to February 8, 2018.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT : Under the current cap for outpatient Physical, Speech and Occupational therapy, many Medicare beneficiaries will be unable to receive the necessary therapy after an injury or illness. Congress has already crafted a bipartisan agreement to permanently repeal the cap on Medicare therapy services, they just need to pass it.
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