This Week – August 22, 2015

This Week in Washington, DC

National Affairs - Koscheski .jpg From National Affairs Chair Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG

Over 5,150 Signed Petition Opposing Medicare Cuts: Take These Next Steps

The College is grateful to ACG members who are helping lead the charge opposing Medicare’s cuts to colonoscopy with an online petition that so far boosts over 5,150 signatures. Many of you promoted the paper petition on your practice walls and received hundreds more signatures. Thank you so much for your efforts and help.

Let’s take this a step further.  Now is the time to reach out to your elected officials in Washington DC.  Tell them how many gastroenterologists and patients in your state signed this petition.  Read full post for details

What You Can Do: 

Sign this online petition to add your voice to demand that Congress not allow cuts to colonoscopy and help stop Medicare bureaucrats in their tracks.  ACG urges members to support this petition. So far, nearly 5,150 people have added their signatures in opposition to the proposed Medicare cuts. Sign Now

We also need your community’s support to help fight these cuts.  

Post the ACG petition in your office or use this ACG petition signature sheetAccess this “playbook” now for more information on how you can engage your policy makers, colleagues, and patients.