Monday, June 19, 2006

Call your Senator

Medicare covers mobility devices for use only inside the home, disregarding a wheeler's need to go to the doctor's office, to the store, to church or anywhere else outside the home. This severely restricts the independence of the disabled.

This week Senator Bingaman (D-NM) and Senator Santorum (R-PA) plan to introduce legislation to fix Medicare’s “in the home” restriction on mobility devices. Ask your senator to co-sponsor the bill so we can all participate in our communities inside and outside of our homes.

Your senator’s web site gives contact information to help email, fax, write or call. Or you can call toll-free to the capitol switchboard at 1-877-224-0041.
Read the National MS Society’s position.

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