At bat: Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.


Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., has gone to bat for the complex rehab industry, writing a letter in support of repealing the 9.5% cut as part of healthcare reform. Baldwin now looks to industry stakeholders to collect additional signatures before she sends the letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi next week. Both NCART and NRRTS are calling to action their members and complex rehab providers at large:

  • Call your representative and ask him or her to co-sign the letter. All representatives have to do is contact Elizabeth Lee in Baldwin's office at 202-225-2906 or
  • Call you senator and ask him or her to send a similar letter to their leadership.

The deadline for collecting signatures: Oct. 6. E-mail NCART's Don Clayback at for a PDF of Baldwin's letter.

Clayback provided the following pep talk:

Yes, we are facing an uphill battle to get this fixed...but if you are in complex rehab you are a proven warrior! This is a very small "fix" and it can still be done if we can get our message out there. We only have a few days. So if you REALLY don't like the 9.5% cut here is something constructive you can do about it."

Liz Beaulieu