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WHAT YOU CAN DO

The NYPTA is working hard to lobby the NYS Legislature to pass S.2319/A.1666 and make physical therapy accessible and affordable on behalf of all of their members and patients.  But we can’t do it alone: We need your help!

 

What you can do

Here are some ways that you can help stop unfair copays:

  1. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR Email or "snail mail" your NYS Legislator and tell them to stop high copays for physical therapy care and to support S.2319/A.1666. CLICK HERE for a sample letter.
  2. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER or TV STATION If you are a physical therapist, contact your local media and invite them to tour your practice and discuss how high copays are adversely impacting your patients ability to receive the care they need. You can also write a a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed about how high "specialist" copays affect your patients and your ability to provide care. CLICK HERE for a sample letter and op-ed.

    If you are a patient, considering writing a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed about how high copays are affecting your ability to receive the physical therapy care you need. CLICK HERE for a sample letter and op-ed.

  3. CONTACT YOUR EMPLOYER AND HEALTH PLAN Tell your employer and health plan you oppose the use of the higher "specialist" copay for physical therapy care. [sample letter coming soon]
  4. REACH OUT TO YOUR CO-WORKERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY Share this website, www.stophighcopays.com with your co-workers, friends and family and ask them to join the fight to stop high copays for physical therapy care.
  5. REGISTER FOR LOBBY DAY Join the NYPTA in Albany on May 15th in their fight to stop high copays for physical therapy care and make your voice heard. Lobby Day is open to physical therapists, PT students, patients and the public. CLICK HERE to sign up.
  6. SIGN OUR PETITION CLICK HERE to sign our petition to stop the use of high "specialist" copays for physical therapy care. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND JOIN THE NYPTA IN THE FIGHT FOR LOWER COPAYS! For more information go to www.NYPTA.org/lobbyday.
  7. Contribute to the NYPT PAC