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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:58 PM
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Call to action!! My good friend and many like her need help! She is handicapped
(I am cross posting it here also to gather more help)

She is incapable of using a standard wheelchair and must use a motorized one to get around.
Here is the short message she sent me.

"Medicare is going to drastically reduce the coverage of repairs to my wheelchair, or getting a new one from what I understand.
I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it interesting too. All you have to do is fill in the blanks and it will send it to your Congressman and other appropriate contacts

Snip "Medicares November 15, 2006
Power Mobility Reductions Must Be Postponed

Issue: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new Power Mobility Devices (PMD) Fee Schedule and a new Coverage Policy scheduled for November 15, 2006 that drastically reduces the reimbursement and eligibility for power mobility equipment. These reimbursement reductions, as high as 35% to 40%, combined with new restrictive coverage criteria, will limit and deny access to medically appropriate power mobility to Medicare beneficiaries, especially those with severe disabilities. And while these reductions and restrictions will immediately impact Medicare beneficiaries, they will spill over to other third-party payers and create a national access problem." end snip

http://capwiz.com/medgroup/issues/alert/?alertid=908538 ...

If everyone could be so kind as to follow the link and fill out the info..We may be able to help those who truly need a helping hand
Thank you in advance
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:16 PM
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1. It says that the alert is no longer available.
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:21 PM by I Have A Dream
I think that this is the correct link:

http://capwiz.com/medgroup/issues/alert/?alertid=908538...

(The '1' was missing from the end.)
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:02 PM
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2. thank you!
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 08:03 PM by GoPsUx
bad cut and paste on my part

this is my friend just fyi :)
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:09 PM
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3. done
thank you! :hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:07 PM
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4. thank you buddhamama
you freaken rawk!!!!!!!!!!
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:29 PM
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5. Done!
...Here's a kick for you. :kick:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:55 PM
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7. thanks homie
:)
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:54 PM
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6. I hope it doesn't go through
My province did this awhile back. Feeding off the vulnerable while throwing the big bucks at their oil and gas buddies. :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:


Your friend has a great smile! She just radiates warmth and kindness. :hi:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:59 PM
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10. She is a hoot!! pure and simple
And thank you! u4ic..If one thing i can always count on you for is caring!
You are such a kind soul and a great person :)
And well just :hug:
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:55 PM
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8. Done. n/t
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:03 PM
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11. Thanks Wildhorses
:hug:
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:57 PM
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9. Done and Kick! n/t
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:03 PM
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12. And thank you Crim son
:)...you kick ass!
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