Action Alert Updates!

Action Alert Updates!

April 22, 2019 | Action Alerts | No Comments

Fitness Tax Will End Starting July 2019

On April 15, 2019, Governor Bill Lee signed the bill to “Toss the Tax”, a sales tax that was added to gym memberships in 2018. He hopes by getting rid of this tax, it will encourage gym memberships, support local fitness centers and improve the health of individuals in the state of Tennessee. For more information, check out the “Toss the Tax” Facebook page. The change is set to take place in summer of 2019.

Support the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self Management Training Act

Recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Diane DeGette (Colo.) and Tom Reed (N.Y.) and in the U.S. Senate by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Susan Collins (Maine), the bipartisan Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act will allow: 
* Referral by physicians and other CMS providers
* DSMT and medical nutrition therapy on the same day of service
* Services to be provided without out-of-pocket costs
* Additional time for education when it’s medically necessary
* Seniors to seek services in their communities rather than only at hospitals

Let your members of Congress know how important this bill is to you, our profession, and the health of our country – urge them to use their vote to improve health care access and reduce health care costs! Take Action Today

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