Washington, D.C., March 24, 2015 – RetireSafe today sent this letter signed by 20 organizations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning cuts to Medicare Advantage proposed by CMS. These 20 organizations, representing concerned Americans from all over the United States, joined together to ask CMS to reconsider these proposed cuts to an important program that offers seniors an option to Medicare.
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Attended a hearing called by the Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee concerning drug discounts given to qulaified entities in support of indigent and patients without insurance (340B).
Sent this letter signed by 20 organizations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning cuts to Medicare Advantage proposed by CMS.
Met withSean Cavanaugh Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Jefferey Kelman Chief Medical Officer at CMS to discuss continued access to pain medication while discouraging its use by addicts.
Met with the following House Member's staff to discuss preserving Medicare Part D, Representative Lance, Jenkins, M eehan and Collins.
Began a project to Preserve Medicare Advantage. Our first step is to fight CMS on their proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage. (see comment on our Feedback panel on the right side of the web page).
Met with Representative Sarbanes and Representative Cardenas staff about 340B and 21st Century Cures. (Representative Cardenas received our Standing Up For America’s Seniors Leadership award, see it here).
Met with the staff director of the Senate Committee on Aging to discuss prompt pay legislation which encourages the maintenance of community based services.
Conference call with Congressman Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, on the status of the Department of Homeland Security funding and the questions on dealing with immigration.
Met with Chairman Upton’s staff on the Energy and Commerce Committee concerning the closing of community oncology practices and their new legislation, 21st Century Cures.
Met with health and senior advocates concerning cuts to Medicare Advantage and the impact on older Americans.
Met with concerned activists led by the Arthritis Foundation on how to preserve effective communication between the patient, the pharmacist and the doctor when dispensing medication, especially biologics and biosimilars.
Presented our “Standing Up for America’s Seniors Leadership Award” to Senator Cory Gardner (see Senator Gardner's award here).
Met with Kim Corbin, Health Counsel for Senator Debbie Stabenow to review Medicare issues.
Attended a meet and greet with the House’s youngest member, newly elected Elise Stefanik.
Met with Senator Gardner’s and Senator Cassidy’s staff concerning the Prompt Payment legislation. This legislation that will help retain community access for healthcare. (See Legislation here)
Testified at the FDA’s advisory board hearing concerning an application to manufacture a biosimilar for the drug NEUPOGEN. (See statement here).
Met with Senator Pat Toomey’s staff to review Medicare issues.
Met with Senator Orin Hatch to review the PARTS (Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales) Act.
Met with Senator Portman’s staff concerning efforts to stop the closing of community oncology practices.
Attended a meeting led by Chairman Fred Upton (R/MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D/CO) as the discussed their new legislative initiative, 21st Century Cures, a bipartisan approach to improve medical innovation.
Presented our “Standing Up for America’s Seniors Leadership Award” to Congressman Dan Lipinski and Leonard Lance. (see Congressman Lipinski award here, see Congressman Lance award here).