URGENT: Please Ask Congress to Tell Medicare to Preserve Your Ability to Get an Ablation

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Recently, we asked afib patients in the US to ask Medicare to preserve their ability to get a catheter ablation when needed. Unfortunately, that comment period closed in early September, but we have another opportunity to influence this. Congress can still comment.

Therefore, you have another chance to make your opinion known to your Congressional representatives so they can comment to Medicare to reverse this onerous change.

This opportunity is easier than the previous one. That is because some electrophysiologists who are part of the EP Advocacy Foundation created a website to make it easy for you to send this message to YOUR Senators and House Representative. In addition, the Heart Rhythm Society, the electrophysiologist medical society, approved this website.

Please read the story below explaining how to quickly make your voice heard (it’s easy to do by following the simple steps in the story):

URGENT: Ask Congress to Tell Medicare to Preserve Your Ability to Get an Ablation

10 Responses to URGENT: Please Ask Congress to Tell Medicare to Preserve Your Ability to Get an Ablation

    • StopAfib.org says:

      Hi John,

      Please click the link in the blog post below so that you can submit your comments and make sure that they are seen and heard by the appropriate parties.

      Thank you!

    • Jim allen says:

      My QOL plummets when I’m in AFib. Moreover, my family worries tremendously. My meds bring problems, some potentially lethal, as I am now in my early 70s. If this doesn’t look like a reason for ablation intervention and Medicare coverage what does?

    • Mellanie True Hills says:


      Please click on the link in the story to learn how to share this with your Congressional reps. Sharing it here doesn’t do that – we need you to share it with your Congressional reps.

  • Cary Lafaye says:

    I have seen the heartache and pain caused by a stroke. PLEASE continue to support those who are providing medical solutions to the damage that can be caused by afib. Your support will save money and heartache many times over.

    • StopAfib.org says:

      Hi Cary,

      Please click the link in the post above and follow the directions to submit your comments to the proper parties so that they are received.

      Thank you!

  • Ruth Delia says:

    Congress, please ask medicare to to cover cost for AFib procedures. This will save lives and also benefit our health system from the costs associated with strokes.

    • StopAfib.org says:

      Hi Ruth,

      Please click the link in the post and follow the instructions to submit your comment. Thank you!

    • StopAfib.org says:


      Thank you for asking your question about the cost of an ablation. You may be interested in joining our patient discussion forum (http://forum.stopafib.org/index.php) to connect with other patients who collectively have a great amount of knowledge and experience. You may want to post your story and questions there, and you may also learn a lot from others who have already shared their experience.

      You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and answers.

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