Someone new has picked up the mantle and is leading the way to help our industry. That someone is Representative Tom Price from Georgia. He is a physician who has recognized the importance of DME/HME providers and dealers! They are located throughout the United States, operated by local professionals and working closely to supply their clients the best service and equipment.
I am very active where I live and work with senior citizens. I am one (an octogenarian) and my peers all share with me their problems. Actually, what I hear most is appreciation they have for their “small” DME/HME provider. They tell me they really receive a great deal more than just supplies. The amount of pro-bono service and personal care makes it so important for them.
Dr. Tom Price cannot, by himself, get a bill out of committee and to the floor to be passed. He needs as many allies as possible and that is where we come into the picture.
Please contact your Representatives. They are now at home. This is pre-election time. Yes, they will listen to you. Explain why we need the MPP and that you, your staff, your customers and their family caregivers are all anxious to see this bill become the law. They will recognize how many votes you can influence! They will also realize the importance of bringing it to Congress.
There are 13 Representatives who have already joined as co-sponsors. They are Reps Jason Altmire (D-Pa), John Barrow (D-Ga). Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn). Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), Cathy Castor (D-FL), Mike Kelly (R-Pa), Steve King R-Iowa), Tom Latham (R-Iowa). Steve LaTourette (RT-Ohio). Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Joe Wilson(R-SC).
Dr. Price will be attending Medtrade. Cara Bachenheimer and Van Miller are co-hosting a reception 10/16 in room B213 from 10 AM to 11 AM. For details please contact Diana Kincaid (770-425-5725).
It is imperative that we support our State and National Associations in their efforts to get this bill out of committee and into Congress to be passed. We must all work together. Our future is at stake. Please get on board! Together we can do it!
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