Therapy Cap Repeal Bills Update

As of February 28, 2017, the Senate Bill (S. 253) for Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 which would repeal the Therapy Cap has 15 co-sponsors in addition to  Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] the original sponsor:

Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 02/01/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 02/01/2017
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]* 02/01/2017
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 02/08/2017
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 02/08/2017
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 02/08/2017
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 02/10/2017
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 02/10/2017
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 02/10/2017
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 02/13/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 02/14/2017
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 02/14/2017
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 02/14/2017
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 02/28/2017
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 02/28/2017

Stay updated on this bill at:  https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/253/cosponsors

It’s counter part on the House side (HR 807) Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 currently has 69 co-sponsors in addition to Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] the original sponsor:

Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]* 02/01/2017
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 02/01/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2]* 02/01/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 02/07/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 02/07/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 02/13/2017
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 02/13/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/13/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 02/13/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 02/13/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 02/13/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 02/13/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 02/13/2017
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 02/13/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 02/13/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 02/13/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 02/14/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 02/14/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 02/14/2017
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 02/14/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 02/16/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/16/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 02/27/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 02/27/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 02/27/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 02/27/2017

If your Congressional representative(s) are not on this list please call them and ask them to co-sponsor these Bills so Medicare beneficiaries do not loose access to the care they need to maintain and progress in their quality of life!  At the NARA Spring Conference, we will be discussing these Bills and how you can talk to your Member on Capitol Hill on May 4th or by inviting them to your clinic to see first hand the impact of the Therapy Cap.

Find out how to contact your Members here:  https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.

Here is a letter Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR], co-sponsor of H.R. 807) sent to Infinity Rehab President, Mike Billings addressing the Therapy Caps Repeal:

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