The EDC continues our efforts to improve federal policy for persons with eating disorders. As such, we were advocating for the House to send a similar letter. The more pressure we can put on HHS the more likely they are to clarify eating disorders coverage in the regulations. Our efforts paid off! We now have a House side letter with three champions: Ted Deutch (D-FL), Hank Johnson (D-GA) and, Alcee Hastings (D-FL).
However, now we need to get Members to sign on to the letter and we need your help. The EDC’s asks you to please contact your Member of Congress. To contact your Representative:
1. Go to www.house.gov and enter your zip code in the box that says ‘Find My Representative’
2. Once you do that you’ll see your Member's information come up, click on the little envelope icon under your Member’s name to contact them. If for some reason this doesn’t work, go directly to their page and click on the ‘Contact Me’ link. That should take you to a web form for emailing the Member.
3. Please send them a message urging them to sign on to this letter. We’ve included a template below, feel free to use this, customize it, or send your own.
I care about this issue because ________.
Please sign on to this important letter by contacting Scott Goldstein in Representative Johnson's office or Larry Zaragoza in Representative Hastings' office or Joel Richard in Representative Deutch's office. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you.”