Championing Change: Please Reach Out to Your Member of Congress TODAY!

Published in Government Relations on October 06, 2023

As we have witnessed over the past few weeks, the landscape of our federal government can shift quickly. From concerns of government shutdowns and continuing budget resolutions, to changes in congressional leadership, one thing does remain constant, our need to be persistent advocates for our business and for those we serve! 

As a service provider in the industry, you understand firsthand the critical role that legislation plays in the success of your business and, more importantly, in the lives of the individuals you serve. Advocating for DME-friendly legislation is not just a matter of economic interest; it's about ensuring that those in need receive the best possible care. As the industry comes together to support S. 1294 and H.R. 5555, your voice is needed more than ever. 

DME businesses are more than just companies; they are lifelines for individuals with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and medical conditions. Your role extends beyond providing equipment; you are a bridge to independence, mobility, and improved quality of life for countless people. YOU are the expert, you have the knowledge, and you have the stories of the direct impact your service and support have for individuals, families, and communities.   

If you haven’t reached out to your congressperson asking them to support S. 1294 or HR. 5555, click here or click on the link below! If you have already done so, we ask that you please do it again. If you would like support or additional information, reach out to your VGM Government and Regulatory team today.   

Message Your Member of Congress

Your voice matters, your communication is key, and your persistence is necessary! 

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