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caroliney

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For everyone's information:

HR 6331 LEGISLATION PASSED TODAY THROUGH THE US SENATE THAT WOULD EXCLUDE POWER WHEELCHAIRS FROM MEDICARE'S NEW COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM. THE BILL, WHICH PASSED BY A 69-30 VOTE, ALSO WOULD DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM FOR 18 MONTHS. THIS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY FOR PEOPLE WITH ALS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND HELPS TO ENSURE PALS WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE ACCESS TO NEEDED POWER WHEELCHAIRS.

RECEIVED THIS NEWS FROM ALS ADVOCACY TODAY.

FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS, THE ALS ASSOC. HAS WORKED ON THIS DEMONSTRATING THAT THE CHAIRS NEEDED BY PALS ARE MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THOSE USED BY MOST MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S VOTE OR WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE ADVOCY DEPARTMENT AT
[email protected] or 1-877-444-ALSA.

HUGS AND PRAYERS TO ALL,
CAROLINEY
 

fiddleplayer51

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Thanks Caroliney. We make little steps at a time!
Peace,
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freddiesnetty

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YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

I would have to agree Something GOOD to hear!

Netty
 

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Interesting......our insurance company is questioning the prescription for an electric wheelchair. They want to know how long we will need it. I politely tried to explain to them about ALS. I mean...what a dumb denial. So,,,,glad to hear that people are fighting for our PALS. KR
 
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