Congress, we need your RSVP. Today.

Hello again… it’s me, your friendly neighborhood internet town crier here to let you know that we need your help, by performing your own bit of (less than) 2 minute advocacy.

We (and by we, I mean the ENTIRE Diabetes Community) need your help, right now, this instant.

Over 285 members of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus have been invited to an important briefing on the impact that CMS competitive bidding has been having on senior citizens in my country.

Officially, these influential members of congress have been invited to “The Diabetes Access to Care Coalition for a briefing on ‘Impact of CMS Competitive Bidding Program on Diabetes Beneficiary Safety and Access to Diabetes Testing Supplies Analysis’“. I’ve written about the dangers of CMS competitive bidding, and I want all of my federal lawmakers to know what I know: that CMS competitive bidding costs money, and costs lives. It’s unsustainable.

Better yet, Christel Marchand Aprigliano is presenting to this esteemed group. That’s right… a patient, someone with skin in the game, as the politicians say, is going to spell it out for them. There is no one I would like to see there more.

Where do you come in? Listen… we need as many members of congress and their staff to be there in the room to hear the presentation! That’s where you come in.

Click here to invite your Congressional Representative to this gathering

It’s so easy to do this, and it does so much good. This is your chance to connect directly with your elected representative in Congress. Make sure they hear your voice, then hear Christel’s voice.

We need everyone in the room. But they must RSVP by June 10. Please help them get there by sending them a friendly message.

The whole exercise will take less than 2 minutes. Help save money for the federal government, and save a few lives in the process. CLICK HERE to perform your own Diabetes Advocacy right now… when we need you most.

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  • Rick Phillips  On June 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Done. no really, I did it, I promise. 🙂

    I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes blog page for the week of June 6, 2016.


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