Don’t Stall…Make the Call!

Join NCART for Rehab Exemption Call-In Day

As quoted by our 35th President, John. F. Kennedy,
“there are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” It is with the spirit of this sentiment that we implore you to join U.S. Rehab on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 for NCART’s scheduled National Rehab Exemption Day.

Who:
U.S. Rehab members, NCART members, their staff, referring clinicians and consumers. All rehab equipment related providers, manufacturers, and organizations.

What:
Call your representatives in the House of Representatives and the Senate

When:
December 4, 2007, 11:00 am ET

Where:
Your office, your residence, your place of business, your telephone. One hour of your time!

Why:
Demand that HR 2231, the Medicare Access to Complex Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Act of 2007 be passed this year.

How:
NCART will convene a 15 min conference call for members and others at 11:00 am ET to brief you on this issue, explain where we are in the legislative process, and tell you who to call and what to say. Call-in information:
Call-in number: 866-802-8639
Conference ID# 26243819

After their 15 minute conference call, we ask that you make four compelling phone calls. The calls should go to three of your legislators (your two senators and one representative) and to one consumer. The consumer call will be a call to action, inviting them to speak up and be heard on this critical issue by contacting their own congressional representatives to demand the passing of HR 2231. Together, we can make a difference. We can make December 4th 2007 a “date which shall live in infamy” a date which will make a difference.

To determine your two senators and representative, please visit VGM’s DC Link and enter your zip code. The number to the U.S. Capital switchboard is 202-224-3121.

Mark your calendars! Block off one hour, one day, of one week on Tuesday, December 4 from 11:00 to 12 noon EST to lobby for HR 2231. This is YOUR opportunity to act in concert with other U.S. Rehab and NCART members and consumers to see that our legislators hear and answer the call to get this crucial legislation passed this year.

In closing, we leave you with a quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”