Thought I would share an email from the Patients' Action Network. I feel key to this issue is the statement made in this article:
"....But grassroots pressure is still needed on other timely issues before Congress that will have a significant impact on patients...."
U.S. Supreme Court decision and the future of health care
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to uphold the health reform law, setting off a wave of discussion and speculation about the future of the nation's health care system and the impact on patients.
In a statement, the American Medical Association reaffirmed its commitment "to working on behalf of America's physicians and patients to ensure the law continues to be implemented in ways that support and incentivize better health outcomes and improve the nation's health care system."
The Supreme Court's decision is a significant development in the ongoing health care debate. But grassroots pressure is still needed on other timely issues before Congress that will have a significant impact on patients.
Among these, eliminating Medicare's flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula to ensure seniors have access to the care they need, and before steep cuts of approximately 30 percent are automatically enacted at the end of the year, is of the utmost concern.
You can remain engaged by participating in "Action Alerts" initiated by the Patients' Action Network (PAN) and by using the "Tell-A-Friend" tool on the PAN website. Also stay tuned for more information via our Facebook page and Twitter feed!
May you find Strength in Your Higher Power,
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