Thursday, November 1, 2012

My meeting with local officials on HR6490

Vital? Get on Board

Question: How valuable is the passage of HR 6490 to your future?
Answer:  SURVIVAL!

It is imperative that every DME/HME provider contact his or her Representative to Congress immediately. If you have not done so yet, please cease what you are doing and get on the phone or send an e-mail STAT. They will all be in their local offices until after Election Day.

The home office number and address can be found in the local telephone directory (or online). Since your survival as an independent business company is at stake, please do it now.

I also suggest you take the extra time to send an e-mail to their HLA or Chief of Staff in D.C. The website for each Congressman (or woman) will be:  Or, just do a simple Google Search.  If you would also like to make a personal call, I have the office phone in D.C. numbers available.  Contact me personally:

I received a few copies of memos sent by some state associations; I will take the liberty of repeating one: 

“Take Action Today To Repeal and Replace Competitive Bidding!

We need to keep up the pressure!

If you haven’t yet contacted your representative about signing onto HR6490 –
the bill that repeals and replaces the flawed competitive bidding program –
Time is of essence!

If you have, but have not heard back yet – contact them again!”

I contacted my Representative, Bill Posey, and had the good fortune of meeting with his Chief of Staff. We had a nice discussion and here is his answer:

“I had a chance to discuss the details of H.R. 6490 with Rep Posey and he asked me to have him added as a cosponsor of the bill.”

Every one of us must make contact. If possible, ask some of your customers and family caregivers to join with you. Yes. We can protect ourselves if we ALL continue our efforts. It is vital, important, and can be powerful.

DO IT NOW! ! !

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