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Part B Access For Seniors And Physicians (ASP) Coalition Letter to Senate Finance Committee and Leadership: Opposing Proposed Changes to Medicare Part B – July 2019

July 24, 2019

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
The Honorable Charles Schumer
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
The Honorable Chuck Grassley
Chairman, Committee on Finance United States Senate Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Ron Wyden
Ranking Member, Committee on Finance United States Senate Washington, DC 20510

Dear Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Chairman Grassley, and Ranking Member Wyden,

We the undersigned organizations representing clinical care providers and advocacy organizations are writing to express our deep concern with the fundamental changes to Medicare Part B that the committee is considering.

As the committee is aware, Part B medicines are vital to treating seniors and individuals living with conditions that require intensive management, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, Crohn’s disease, or immunodeficiency diseases. This coverage is critical, and several of the policies the committee is considering could have a negative impact on patient access.

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