From: Charleston Chronicle
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — “It has come to our attention that the government put out a competitive bid that may drastically effect a benefit for people that are diabetic and use their Medicare Insurance to help receive supplies for testing their blood sugar levels and staying healthy,” said John White, The National Association of Conservative Seniors (NAOCS) founder and president. “Our goal is to provide them information that will enhance these years, making it easier for them to focus on the things that matter most to them: their health, family, friends, faith and country.”
NAOCS offers American senior adults a conservative alternative for collective political influence, insurance and healthcare discounts, travel benefits and timely information for those that depend on Medicare as their primary insurance. At NAOCS, seniors gain information and membership benefits while working together to protect conservative American values.
“A great many diabetics use mail order companies to deliver their supplies directly to their homes. These companies provide a much-needed service that seems to work very well by making it easier for these people to manage their health. These reliable firms take care of everything, from providing the supplies to billing Medicare for reimbursement. In our opinion, this process provides patients with an easier life style and less stress on their families,” said White. One resource for details about these services is at www.Medicare.gov.
Most importantly, on April 9 the government published a list of 26 mail order companies that were approved to make these supplies available. The “competitive bid” literally dropped the supplier list from over 900 to 26. Because of this serious cut in suppliers, on July 1, 2013, many Americans may not be receiving supplies as expected, and it is questionable if these 26 companies can provide uninterrupted service, know who all needs supplies, or be able to meet the demand.
NAOCS is initiating a call to action for all of its thousands of members and all seniors on Medicare to call their elected officials about this serious health matter. If the government can cut this important benefit, what’s next?
NAOCS has relationships with accredited suppliers that provide these diabetic products on a national level and have included a toll-free number for people to call to determine their continued delivery and eligibility.
”The government is saying that this process will save us all money, but in reality it will cost us more if these people cannot manage their heath and other more serious issues start to occur,” said White.
“We believe in America now, and we believe in America’s future. Together we can ensure that the values our nation is built upon will continue for our children, grandchildren and generations to come.”