Tuesday, September 17, 2013

AHCA Members Meet Top Democratic Leadership

The We are the Solution campaign continues to rock and roll. This past Friday, providers met top Democratic brass at an event in Hartford, CT, sharing personal stories about the profession and letting Members of Congress know that the long term care profession wants to work with them to develop solutions to the most pressing health and budget issues facing lawmakers today. The event, held for Rep. John Larson (D-CT), brought in ten Representatives, including the number one and number two Democrats in the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) as well as Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), sponsor of H.R. 1179, the observation stay legislation. Also in attendance were Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun.

 AHCA members Paul Liistro (Arbors of Hop Brook & Vernon Manor) and Karen Chadderton (Riverside Health and Rehabilitation) got the chance to speak with Leader Pelosi about the need to preserve reimbursements and expand access for the services most critical to older, frail, and disabled Americans.

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