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Important request from the Brain injury Association of America--Protect access to rehabilitation care

NATIONAL CALL-IN CAMPAIGN 

TO PROTECT ACCESS TO REHABILITATION

 

ATTENTION DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION COMMUNITY:

 

Congress is currently debating behind closed doors how they will offset the cost of fixing the Medicare physician fee schedule which has been in need of reform for years.  One of the most likely targets to save money is by reducing funding and restricting access to rehabilitation services provided in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units as well as outpatient clinics.

 

These are the services that assist people in regaining health and function lost to illness or injury.  These cuts and restrictions in access to rehabilitation care would disproportionately impact people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and those with injuries and illnesses.  Without these services, fewer Medicare beneficiaries, including 8 million people UNDER age of 65, will be able to return to their homes and live as independently as possible.

 

Please call your Congressional Representative and two Senators TODAY and throughout February, toll-free, and tell Congress to protect access to inpatient hospital rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services.  Simply dial this toll free number:

 

1-888-254-3840

 

You will be provided instructions and talking points before you are patched through to the offices of your elected officials.  Tell your representatives:

  • Do not      restrict access or cut funding for medical rehabilitation provided      in Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units, and Outpatient      clinics.  No more caps, cuts or restrictions in access to rehab!

Our timeline is very short. We need you to make these calls as soon as possible, and to spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues.  The more calls to Congress from the disability and rehabilitation community, the greater protection of access to rehabilitation!

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