Congress Threatens Veteran Health Care

Military men and women were willing to sacrifice their lives to serve our country. They fought to protect our lives and liberties. They should not have to worry about their families' health care.

TriCare is connected to Medicare. Cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement will make it difficult for our veterans to find necessary medical care that they deserve.

The future cuts to Medicare payments will jeopardize the health care for those who honored our country. Some doctors have said the cuts will force them to decrease or stop seeing new Medicare and TriCare patients. Which means elderly and military families may be forced to travel further for needed medical care, or even go to emergency facilities instead of a doctor's office for basic care!

Urge Congress to stop ignoring this issue -- we need a long-term solution now. America's veterans deserve nothing less!
As someone who is concerned about protecting access to care for our seniors and military families, I am writing you today to voice my objection to Medicare doctor payment cuts. Cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement will make it difficult for our veterans and seniors to find the necessary medical care that they deserve.

Continuing the cycle of cuts threatens the Medicare and TRICARE programs and forces our military families and seniors to fend for themselves. Many doctors reported that more Medicare patients are now being treated in emergency rooms for conditions that could have been treated in a physician's office and that it has gotten harder to refer patients to certain medical and surgical specialists.

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More temporary delays will only make the system more unstable and for our seniors and military families. I urge you to pass a permanent fix to the Medicare physician payment formula and protect access to care for our seniors and veterans.
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