Friday, September 20, 2013

AHCA PAC-Sponsored Event Connects Providers to Capitol Hill

Members of Congress recently returned from the August recess, and AHCA members have wasted no time following them right back to Capitol Hill. This past Tuesday and Wednesday, nearly 20 providers representing ten states flew in to attend an AHCA PAC-sponsored event with the Republican Young Guns at the Capitol Hill Club.

During the event, providers met with several representatives, senators, and their staffs to discuss critical legislation, especially preserving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement as Congressional spending fights loom. 

The AHCA PAC-sponsored event enabled long term care providers to visit the offices of representatives and senators on both sides of the aisle, many of whom serve on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Finance committees—the committees which will ultimately decide the fate of key issues facing long term care.

During the event, third-ranking Republican in the House, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy shared a few words on the importance of long term care to our nation’s health care future, and commended AHCA members for their aggressive fundraising and political efforts.  Additionally, Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Dr. Michael Burgess, made a surprise appearance, taking time to speak to members and assuring them of his commitment to the profession during future negotiations on the Hill.

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