Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Pramila Jayapal recently released an important letter calling for companies that have a history of gaming Medicare and other public health programs to be excluded from ACO REACH.

ACO REACH is a modified version of a Trump-era program that inserts for-profit companies between Medicare and patients, set to go into effect on January 1. The companies cited in the Warren/Jayapal letter cover a substantial majority of the Medicare beneficiaries who would be involuntarily swept up in ACO REACH plans that have captured their doctors.

Physicians for a National Health Program’s research into these companies seeking to profit off the corruption of Medicare—and the hard work you and countless others across the country have put into building a national movement to protect Medicare—have directly contributed to the momentum behind this letter.

What can we do to capitalize on this moment? Please take the following steps:

—Spread the word on Twitter and Facebook

—Share the Warren/Jayapal letter and the recent New York Times article about Medicare Advantage wrongdoing with our Congressional representatives (contacts below)

—Share this information with your contacts

You can find more resources to combat Medicare privatization here: www.protectmedicare.net

Thank you for all your hard work!

Maine Congressional representatives:

Rep. Chellie Pingree
https://pingree.house.gov
Portland: (207) 774-5019
Waterville: (207) 873-5713
Washington, DC: (202) 225-6116
Email: Contact form

Rep. Jared Golden
https://golden.house.gov
Bangor: (207) 249-7400
Caribou: (207) 492-6009
Lewiston: (207) 241-6767
Washington, DC: (202) 225-6306
Email: Contact form

Sen. Angus King
https://www.king.senate.gov
Augusta: (207) 622-8292
Bangor: (207) 945-8000
Biddeford: (207) 352-5216
Portland: (207) 245-1565
Presque Isle: (207) 764-5124
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5344
Email: Contact form

Sen. Susan Collins
https://www.collins.senate.gov
Augusta: (207) 622-8414
Bangor: (207) 945-0417
Biddeford: (207) 283-1101
Caribou: (207) 493-7873
Lewiston: (207) 784-6969
Portland: (207) 780-3575
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2523
Email: Contact form

 


Maine AllCare promotes the establishment of publicly funded health care coverage for all Maine residents. This system must be efficient, financially sound, politically sustainable and must provide benefits fairly distributed to all. Maine AllCare advocates that health care, a basic necessity, be treated as a public good, since it is fundamental to our well-being as individuals and as a democratic nation.

Maine AllCare is a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

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