Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media September 25, 2014 at 1:20 PM
The National Physicians Alliance, along with the the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Medicare Rights Center, needs your help calling on Congress to pass the Medicare Advantage Participant Bill of Rights Act.
This legislation – introduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) – prohibits plans from dropping doctors in the middle of the year. It also ensures that people with Medicare are given help and information in finding new doctors when necessary.
Please take a minute to call on Congress to pass the Medicare Advantage Participant Bill of Rights Act now. Your signatures will be delivered to Congress in the next few weeks to the committee chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate committees where the bill has been referred. There will be a “lame duck” session of Congress after the elections, and it will be our last chance to get this legislation passed in 2014.