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The Connecticut Geriatrics Society represents over 150 geriatricians and health care professionals in Connecticut committed to high quality care for older adults and has had extensive experience working with the Center for Medicare Advocacy based in Willimantic, CT.

As President of the Connecticut Geriatrics Society, and as Director of Geriatric Medicine at Stamford Health System, I have personally referred a number of older adults and their families to the Center for Medicare Advocacy and have found their advocacy for the needs of Medicare beneficiaries to be professional, effective, and important in helping ensure funding for needed covered services. Feedback from patients and families has been most positive regarding the work of the Center.

As a professional physician-led organization committed to high quality care for older adults, we strongly recommend that you ensure that there is ongoing funding for the Center for Medicare Advocacy and an ongoing commitment to legal advocacy for Connecticut’s Medicare beneficiaries. Their work is critical and the Center for Medicare Advocacy should be strongly supported.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this issue and to helping ensure that the needs of Connecticut’s older adults are met.

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