If you are a constituent of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, Congressman Boehner and his staff are here to provide assistance with any federal agency, including Medicare and the Social Security Administration.
Whether you’re looking for more information about applying for a Medicare health plan or are having an issue with receiving your benefits, our office stands ready to assist you. If you would like our office to help with a matter involving a federal agency such as Medicare or the Social Security Administration, please print out this Authorization Form or contact one of our offices.
PLEASE NOTE: Congressman Boehner can only ask that an agency review a decision or expedite the decision-making process. Please be aware that although a United States Congressman does have authority in legislative matters, the power to change decisions made by a government agency lies within the executive branch of government.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: HOW DOES THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (COMMONLY KNOWN AS ACA OR OBAMACARE) IMPACT MY MEDICARE COVERAGE? DO I NEED TO ENROLL IN AN OBAMACARE PLAN?
A: If you have Medicare (Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), you are considered ‘covered’ by Medicare for the purposes of the insurance mandates and do not need to enroll in an ObamaCare plan. If you only have Medicare Part B, then you are not considered to have minimum essential coverage. This means you may have to pay a penalty.
A: Protect your Medicare card just as you would a credit card, as your Medicare card in the wrong hands can be used to submit fraudulent claims. If you lose your Medicare card, you may take the following steps to obtain a new card:
A: Whether you’re looking for a nursing home, assisted living, or hospice, or you’re seeking caregiver support, there are resources available to you. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION or visit www.USA.gov. See below for a brief overview of resources for caregivers:
Q: ALTHOUGH I'M ABLE TO WALK, I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME WALKING LONG DISTANCES. WOULD MEDICARE ALLOW PAYMENT FOR A WHEELCHAIR OR POWER OPERATED VEHICLE (POV)?
A: Medicare wheelchair and POV coverage guidelines indicate that in order to allow payment for a wheelchair, a person with Medicare must be bed or chair-confined without the use of a wheelchair. Furthermore, all of the following criteria must be met:
- You require a wheelchair to maneuver in your home;
- You cannot operate a manual wheelchair;
- You can safely operate the controls of a POV;
- You can transfer safely to and from a POV and have adequate trunk stability to safely ride in a POV
- You need a prescription from your physician prior to purchasing the POV, and the physician and supplier must complete a Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN).