How To Take Action Against Competitive Bidding With MPP

H.R. 1717, The Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2013, was introduced into the House on April 24, 2013. This is thanks to the bipartisan efforts of Congressmen Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) and Tom Larson (D-Conn.). The bill was introduced to repeal and replace the current bidding program with the Market Pricing Program (MPP).

25 representatives signed on as original cosponsors. They include:

Rep Barletta, Lou [PA-11]

Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7]

Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1]

Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2]

Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1]

Rep Crenshaw, Ander [FL-4]

Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4]

Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1]

Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11]

Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3]

Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6]

Rep Joyce, David P. [OH-14]

Rep King, Peter T. [NY-2]

Rep Lankford, James [OK-5]

Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1]

Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2]

Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10]

Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1]

Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1]

Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8]

Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1]

Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-13]

Rep Scott, Austin [GA-8]

Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5]

Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12]


Urge your representative to sign on!

H.R. 1717 is off to a good start. But we need to make a big push to get additional cosponsors as quickly as possible. Contact your representative now! If your representative is already signed on, take a moment to thank him/her for supporting the bill. If your representative is not signed on, begin contacting him/her today!


Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121. Ask to speak to your representative. If you do not know who your representative’s name, provide the switchboard operator with you ZIP Code.


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There is no time to delay. Please contact your representative now!