Medicaid Reform - Contact your Congressman
From the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (www.naela.org)
"October 24, 2005
Dear NAELA Member:
The Chairman's 'mark' that will be considered by the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday does not include the two punitive Medicaid proposals currently being considered by Congress: changing the Medicaid penalty period start date to the date of application and increasing the lookback period from three to five years.
Your efforts are still needed!!
� Thank your Senators on the Finance Committee for their support of the elderly and individuals with disabilities across the nation.
� Contact the Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and ask them to oppose these two punitive proposals. Key states with more than one member on this committee include: California, Florida, Illinois Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
To call Members of Congress dial the Senior Flash Hotline at 1-800-998-0180 to communicate our concern and to urge them to oppose cuts to the Medicaid budget and to oppose changes to the nursing home transfer of assets rules.
To write your Representative or Senator, click here http://www.naela.org/private/PDFs/Please%20tell%20congress.doc
Since Congress is in session, fax or e-mail your letters to their Capitol Hill offices as soon as possible. Encourage your clients to call too!
Thank you for helping NAELA with this critical issue.
Lawrence E. Davidow, CELA