Hello Dear Readers. Today, March 3, 2009 is a "call in day" for people to notify their senators about desired changes in health care reform. I invite you to read and follow the action involved in this action alert I was sent from the Alzheimer's Association. It will only take a few minutes, but please know that your VOICES are valuable!
Nationwide Alzheimer Advocate call-in to encourage Senate to address long-term care in health care reform. Call toll free: 1-866-281-7219
On March 3, 2009 8:30am - 4:30 pm Eastern
On March 4, the US Senate Special Aging Committee is hosting a hearing on long-term care services. In advance of the hearing, we need to send a message to the Senate about the importance of including long-term care services in health care reform.
Call 1-866-281-7219 on March 3.
Tell your Senator:
1. I am calling to tell the Senator to make sure long-term care services and supports are included in health care reform legislation.
2. The cost of long-term care is unaffordable for many families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
3. I look forward to seeing the Senator demonstrate leadership on this issue.
The operator will tell you to name your state.
You will be connected directly to one of your US Senators. (The call line is set up to randomly select a Senator for you.)
You do not need to call again to reach your other Senator. One call is enough to make our voices heard loud and clear.
As an advocate, your voice makes a difference for our lawmakers.
Forward this message to family and friends
President Obama has clearly stated that health care reform is a priority for this year. Long-term care services and supports are an essential part of health care reform.
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a hearing on long-term care services on Mar. 4. The Alzheimer's Association is one of many advocacy groups participating in a national call-in day on March 3 to encourage Senators to include long-term care services and supports in health care reform.
The nation lacks a comprehensive national public-private system for financing and delivering long-term care services and supports for individuals with Alzheimer's. We want to see people with Alzheimer's get the support they need. Including long-term care services in health care reform will help improve the qulaity of health care for all Americans and help sustain safety net programs like Medicaid.