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Medicare Stops Important Leukemia Drug

Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 05:02 PM

By John LeBoutillier

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MEMO

TO: Anyone who cares about some of our fellow citizens

FR: Former Congressman John LeBoutillier

RE: An example of government-run healthcare gone bad

I learned today that Medicare has just stopped reimbursement for a crucial leukemia drug — Aranesp made by Amgen — even though this is an FDA-approved treatment for leukemia.

When Medicare does this, private insurance companies follow and thus Aranesp will soon disappear if something isn’t done.

This is a total disaster for thousands of very, very sick people.

I am asking you, as an American citizen who still runs this country, to help lead the charge to get Congress to override Medicare and mandate that Aranesp continue to be approved.

Here is what you can do:

Call your congressman and senator in D.C. — all you have to do is call the main number: 202-224-3121, and they’ll connect you to your congressman and senators.

Speak to staffers and beg them to step in and override Medicare for this very worthy cause.

Please do your best on this.

Let’s all do this — today. Let’s see if we can move the government to do what we want.

Thank you!

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