Medicare Patients and Care Providers Fear Dire Consequences of Medicare Reform Bill

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A grass-roots effort to focus attention on disturbing elements of the Medicare reform legislation some Medicare beneficiaries and patient-care advocates call ‘frightening’ and ‘disastrous’ will begin with an organized protest outside the Bakersfield offices of House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Last Chance for Patient Choice (a 527 not-for-profit organization) plans to launch its nationwide advocacy effort on the eve of the final budget reconciliation bill vote (S. 1932) by the U.S. House of Representatives that will probably occur during the first week of February.