My phone has been ringing and my e-mail box has been receiving encouraging messages. It appears that as an industry we are growing closer and now acting in tandem with one another.
When I see how many dealers and associations are finally recognizing that the time has come to move forward, I see that we have a real chance at winning this fray. Yes, the time has come for all of us to make our voices heard. We must get the MPP bill passed! As an industry, we have to get our representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of the MPP (1717). They will, when asked!
I have received many e-mails and phone calls from DME dealers telling me what they have done. Many have asked their customers to write. In tandem, together, we must contact our representatives and explain why it is so important to get the MPP bill (1717) out of committee.
This is a slow process and tempus fugit. We need as many representatives in DC as possible to sign on STAT. When you show how the so-called "competitive" legislation is dramatically affecting and failing their constituents, they will listen.
They will also be aware when your customers, family caregivers and senior citizens write and call. The legislators must understand the difficulties and the need for the MPP bill to be passed. Your clientele has as much at stake as you.
To get the necessary tools you need and correct addresses of the legislators, please contact your state DME association or AAHomecare. When this is done, we will move forward.