Contacting Your Members of Congress & Staff for meetings
Note: Cosponsors do not need to be contacted for meetings.
Email the health care staffer(s) based on this email example below.
To see an example of House and Senate email format refer to our Call to Action Page.
Subject Line: Meeting Request: Direct Primary Care, Tuesday March 5th
I am a constituent and will be in Washington, D.C. on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th attending the Direct Primary Care Washington Fly-In. I am writing to ask if you and Congressman/ Congresswoman/ Senator ___ are available to meet to discuss the Primary Care Enhancement Act. I am available to meet at any time after 10:00 am.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) brings Americans of all ages and incomes unparalleled access to affordable primary care. DPC allows doctors more time with patients, improves care, reduces hospitalization, complex specialty care and significantly reduces spending on billing and administrative processes. This innovative practice model brings patients and primary care physicians together in a direct relationship which can be funded by the individual, their employer, health plan, or even through Medicaid and Medicare Advantage.
The Primary Care Enhancement Act would clarify for the tax code that DPC is a qualified health expense compatible with Health Savings Accounts. DPC is one of the rare health reforms that has enjoyed broad bipartisan support. Bipartisan legislation has been passed in 25 states defining DPC as a health reform outside of health insurance regulation. Yet the IRS still considers DPC as a health plan and not a qualified health expense for the purposes of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). In fact, they are likely the last regulatory body in the U.S. which defines DPC medical services as a health plan, not only keeping people from using their HSA dollars on DPC, but making any HSA holder ineligible for DPC services—period.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting next week.
Confirm a time to meet!
Staff prefer emails rather than phone calls, but you are more than welcome to call your member's Washington DC office.