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Take Action New Pharmacist Provider Status Bills Introduced in Congress
TAKE ACTION: CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN
CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN TODAY
ASK THEM TO SUPPORT PHARMACIST PROVIDER STATUS

Pharmacists are not currently recognized as providers under the Social Security Act unlike many other health care professions. HR 592 that was introduced during the previous Congressional session has been brought forward to the 115th Congress. Also introduced in the Senate is S 109.  These bills are desgined to fix this oversight. Members are encouraged to reach out to members of the Florida congressional delegation to get them to consider supporting H.R. 592 and S 109 as a cosponsor.

More than half of the Congressional House and Senate had signed onto the previous bills and the number of cosponsors for the current congress is growing. We should continue our discussions with Congress and encourage their support for for these initiatives. Our goal is to get all members of our Florida Congressional delegation supporting this issue.


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We have prepared this message to help you connect with your Congressman on this issue. Remember that the most effective message is the one that you draft and is based upon your own personal experience and understanding of the issue The draft that we prepared for you came to us from the American Pharmacists Association and was modified.  The best results are from you taking this sample and making a few changes to customize your message.

Don't forget to followup this message with a phone call to your Congressman's office to close the loop.  If they give you feedback let us know at the FPA office what they said.  You can send us a message through the "Contact Us" link on the Pharmview.com home page.

With kindest regards,

Michael A. Jackson, BPharm, CPh
EVP & CEO


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As a constituent living in your district I would like to request your support for legislation before Congress.

Currently under the social security act pharmacists are not included on the list of health care providers. The purpose and intent of H.R. 592 will enable Medicare beneficiaries access to pharmacist-provided services under Medicare Part B by amending section 1861(s)(2) of the Social Security Act.
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I sincerely hope that you support HR592 and sign on as a cosponsor and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me for more information.
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As a constituent living in your district I would like to request your support for legislation before Congress.

Currently under the social security act pharmacists are not included on the list of health care providers. The purpose and intent of S. 109 will enable Medicare beneficiaries access to pharmacist-provided services under Medicare Part B by amending section 1861(s)(2) of the Social Security Act.
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I sincerely hope that you support S109 and sign on as a cosponsor and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me for more information.
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