Now is the Time to End "Observation Status"
Contact your state's Senators, and your Representatives in Congress. Educate them regarding the medical and financial harm caused by observation status. Ask them to join the fight to end this harm by supporting the "Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013" (H.R. 1179/S.569).
We've heard it directly from legislators and their staff - every call makes a difference! So urge their support... and most importantly, tell your story if you have been, or know someone who has been, a victim of Observation Status.
Call your legislators using the numbers below, and tell them:
- Your name
- Your town
- The improper use of observation status is illegal, harmful and unfair. It causes Medicare beneficiaries to absorb significant hospital costs that otherwise would be paid for under Medicare Part A.
- If you, or someone you know, was placed under Observation Status
- If so, what happened as a result, financially, physically or emotionally
- To support the "Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013" so people get the coverage they deserve
If you'd rather write, send the preformatted letter below with a click, or edit it to tell your story!