Tell your Senator to add an amendment to the Medicare "doc fix" bill that improves the bill for seniors.
After years of quick fixes, last week the House of Representatives finally voted on a permanent solution to the broken Medicare doctor payment system.
This is a huge step forward to ensure Medicare patients can keep the doctors they know and trust, year after year, without worrying their doctor might suddenly turn them away.
The main problem? The deal has people on Medicare shouldering more than their fair share of the cost.
Now it's the Senate's turn to vote. It's critical that we urge them to include an amendment to improve the bill for seniors which will help ensure that the final legislation is a better deal for those who've worked hard for years to earn these benefits.
Tell your Senators to add an amendment to the Medicare "doc fix" bill to improve the bill for seniors.
Half of Medicare beneficiaries have incomes less than $23,500. Many are already struggling to afford health care, groceries, utility bills and more. The Senate has an opportunity to make sure the final bill both protects access to your doctor in Medicare and is a better deal for seniors.
The Senate is expected to vote on the legislation as soon they are back from recess. AARP has been working non-stop to fix this problem once and for all – and to improve the bill for seniors before it hits the President's desk.
Make sure they hear from you, Mary – tell your Senator to pass an amendment to improve the bill for seniors in the final Medicare "doc fix" bill.
Together, we can send a strong message to Congress to keep the promise to those who've worked hard and paid into Medicare their whole lives. Thanks for taking action today.