Friday, November 8, 2013

Member of Congress Visits Center, Cosponsors Key Legislation

By Drew Thies

Last Friday, November 1, Representative John Delaney (D-MD) visited Shady Grove Center and Kingshire Assisted Living in Rockville, Maryland. Congressman Delaney discussed issues facing the long term care sector with a group of residents, family members, and caregivers.

Congressman Delaney later sat down for a roundtable discussion with providers and administrators to discuss specific long term care legislative issues facing both Maryland and the nation as a whole. During the discussion, the Congressman agreed to cosponsor H.R. 1179, the legislation that removes the observation status barrier to Medicare funding for skilled nursing following a three day hospital stay.

Congressman Delaney is a freshman Democrat from a district which extends from the D.C. beltway into Western Maryland. Though his committee focus is in business and finance, the Congressman has experience in the medical world both as a one-time owner of a medical devices company, and as the former CEO of a business specializing in the financing of small health care firms.


AHCA is excited to work with members like Rep. Delaney and other champions of long term care to forge solutions to our nation’s toughest health care problems.

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