SITUATION: The ACO-REACH program moves Medicare beneficiaries who are currently signed up for Medigap/Fee-for-Service Medicare into private plans with limited networks, run by investment groups (not even health care plans), and in many cases without approval or notification to the beneficiaries.
ACTION: We will never kick profiteers out of Medicare unless we ALL take action, and soon!
WE MUST TELL THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION
TO END THIS PROGRAM!
Here are five actions you can take toward this crucial goal:
ACTION 1: Call President Biden at (202) 456-1111 and demand he use executive action to end Direct Contracting and REACH today. (Note that the White House switchboard is only open from 11 am to 3 pm ET, Tuesdays through Thursdays.)
ACTION 2: Call your U.S. representative and senators using the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and demand they join the fight against Direct Contracting and REACH and stop the privatization of Medicare.
ACTION 3: Click HERE to sign and share the petition to end Direct Contracting and REACH.
ACTION 4: Celebrate Medicare’s 57th Anniversary on July 29th (actual birthday is July 30th). For those in the Bay Area, CARA will have an in-person event in front of the CMS office in San Francisco (5th and Market) on July 29th at 11am. Urge your organization to sponsor the event and CARA will send fact sheets to distribute. OWLSF is a sponsor!
ACTION 5: SHARE THIS ALERT!