|Author||Subject: Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001 (S. 283)|
|Del|| Posted At 17:15:21 06/29/2001
I received this by e-mail. I hope that visitors here contact their representatives on this. The bill itself is at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_cong_bills&docid=f:s283is.txt
In Oregon, you can get contact information at http://www.oraflcio.unions-america.com/Legislative/contact_u.s._congressional_members.htm
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TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW CRUSADERS,
THE BIPARTISAN PATIENT PROTECTION ACT OF 2001 MAY BE COMING UP FOR A
VOTE AS EARLY AS TODAY, FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2001, OR TOMORROW, SATURDAY,
JUNE 30, 2001.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE CENTER FOR PATIENT ADVOCACY
AND THE PHONE NUMBERS TOO CALL.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION ---
CALL 877-703-9491 BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2001, AND ASK
TO BE CONNECTED TO YOUR SENTAOR'S OFFICE. THE NUMBER IS TOLL FREE.
AFTER MIDNIGHT, CALL THE CAPITAL SWITCHBOARD AT 202-224-3121.
THE CENTER FOR PATIENT ADVOCACY WEB ADDRESS IS www.patientadvocacy.org
FULL DETAILS ARE PROVIDED ON ATTACHMENT PROVIDED.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR AND MAKE IT KNOWN THAT YOU WANT THE
MCCAIN--KENNEDY BILL PASSED.
UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, MICHELLE
The Center for Patient Advocacy has learned that the Senate will probably
vote on the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001 tomorrow morning and
possibly even as early as TONIGHT!
You made this happen!
After years of hard work, this is our opportunity to finally pass a strong
enforceable managed care reform bill. But keep the pressure on! Don't let
the voices of the insurance industry and their allies eclipse the patient's voice in this debate!
You need to make yourself heard TODAY!
Your Senators need to hear that the people back home want them to support
the McCain-Edwards bill! NOW is the time for you to speak out. Contact your Senators TODAY and remind them that this debate is really about you, the patient. Let them know that as a patient and as a constituent, you want this bill passed.
You can deliver your message to the Hill one of several ways:
* Call -- If you call (877) 703-9491 before midnight, you will be connected directly to your Senator's office toll-free! After midnight, you can reach the Capitol switchboard by calling (202) 224-3121.
* Write -- below is a sample letter you can use when contacting your
Senator. Simply cut and paste the text into your own letter.
* E-Mail -- visit the Contact Washington section of our site,
www.patientadvocacy.org, where you can e-mail your message directly to your Senator!
And don't forget to encourage your family, friends and neighbors to act as
Finally, please keep us informed about your efforts to pass the Bipartisan
Patient Protection Act of 2001 by copying the Center on any e-mail or
letters you send.
The Center for Patient Advocacy remains committed to passing strong,
enforceable patient protection legislation this year. We will keep you
posted on any developments.
The Center for Patient Advocacy
1350 Beverly Road, Suite 108
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 748-0400 voice
(703) 748-0402 fax
(800) 846-7444 nationwide patient hotline
Working for Quality Health Care in America
As you and your colleagues vote on managed care reform legislation, I want
to remind you that this issue is really about me, the patient.
For too many years, the business practices of managed care plans have
severely limited or denied patient access to prescribed care, even in
instances where the patient faced a life-threatening situation and the
treatment offered their best hope for survival.
And for too many years, patients have been calling on Congress to pass
legislation that would institute strong, enforceable patient protections
and end the worst abuses of the managed care system.
I am writing to ask that you support up the Bipartisan Patient Protection
Act of 2001 (S. 283), legislation that would implement meaningful patient
protections. The patient protection provisions found in this bill have the
broad support of the public and a bipartisan majority of Congress. Any
managed care reform legislation that fails to include these key provisions
would fall short of the mark and do little to ensure that patients receive
the care they need.
As a patient and your constituent, I urge you to do what you can to pass
the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001. America's patients have been waiting long enough.
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