To: Medicare

Don't let Medicare impose "Competitive Bidding" for wheelchairs in Connecticut

Petition Text

Eliminate the practice of "competitive bidding" - denying disabled people from the wheelchairs and durable medical equipment they need! Make the process work efficiently. Stop denying people their approved equipment when a supplier is changed. Stop repeated "Face to Face" doctor appointments for the same piece of equipment.

Why is this important?

Working more efficiently will save Medicare by not wasting funds on repeated appointments. The disabled patients that Medicare is supposed to be helping will be supplied with the necessary equipment to live their lives with dignity. Since Medicare is paying for these unnecessary repeat appointments the money spent on them could go to the equipment instead. They have competitive bidders that don't supply the equipment listed which needs immediate attention!

Connecticut and other competitive bidding states.

Reasons for signing

  • I have been trying for 3 yrs. to get my broken chair replaced and been to 8 doctor appointments