Friday, March 15, 2013
AHCA Releases Immigration Reform Recommendations, Offers Solutions in Hearing
Mr. Benjamin spoke about the challenges of providing high quality care in the face of chronic, mid-level skilled nursing shortages and the importance of addressing workforce shortages through reforming Medicaid and Medicare and comprehensive immigration reform. Read a full version of Mr. Benajmin’s testimony here.
In advance of the hearing AHCA hosted a media teleconference to announce its 3 principles for immigration reform, which include (1) Let business and industry play a leading role, (2) Create a viable guest worker program that would accommodate the needs of U.S. healthcare providers, and (3) Waive the cap on employment-based visas for nurses and physical therapists, speech therapists and those providing other therapies.