Friday, October 19, 2012

How are you your own self-advocate?

Advocacy is all about sticking up for something or someone. My type of advocacy means sticking up for the MS community when laws are being debated that impact people with MS. It's systems advocacy. But another type of advocacy that can't be understated is self advocacy. The National MS Society has all sorts of resources to help you be a self advocate, your own advocate.

I frequently talk to people who have great success stories of self-advocacy. It's neat to hear how just a little bit of persistence can pay off. This article in the Wall Street Journal has some great suggestions as to how you can be a self-advocate for yourself if you are on Medicare.  Over half of people who appeal a denial for a Part B claim are successful. Pretty good odds as I see it.

If you have questions about self-advocacy, or want some tools to help you be the best self-advocate, give us a call: 1-800-344-4867.

How are you your own self-advocate?

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