Call Your Member of Congress
Take a few minutes on August 4 to call your members of Congress and let them know how important their support is for HR 1077 and S 343.
We have tips and information for calling your members of Congress, including the phone number for the U.S. Capitol Switchboard to ask for your Senators’ or Representative’s office.
Here are some talking points you can use when you make your call:
I am are a respiratory therapist (or student, or pulmonary patient, etc) and I’m from (your town and state). I’d like to ask Senator_________ (or Representative ________) to support S 343 (Senator) or HR 1077 (House Representative), the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative.
This legislation will provide greater flexibility for a physician’s office to hire respiratory therapists who can provide specific respiratory services such as smoking cessation, asthma and COPD management, oxygen assessment and equipment selection to patients with pulmonary disease.
Please become a co-sponsor of the legislation.