Monday, May 19, 2014

AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing in Full Swing

Drew Thies 

Over 400 members of AHCA/NCAL will converge on Washington, D.C. this week to listen to Congressional speakers, visit their Representatives on The Hill, and advocate for long term care at the annual AHCA Congressional Briefing.

The two day event will be attended by members from 47 states and the District of Columbia who have set up over 200 meetings with Members of Congress to discuss critical issues facing skilled nursing and assisted living centers. On the agenda for this year: quality, therapy caps, observation stays, and other concerns.

The event also features appearances by many key players on Capitol Hill. Former Vice Presidential candidate and House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post Columnist Charles Krauthammer addressed the group Tuesday afternoon. Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) is set to give the Wednesday keynote before members head to The Hill for their meetings.

AHCA/NCAL’s advocacy team is also excited about the rollout of our new free Advocacy Mobile App. This year, Congressional Briefing attendees can access all their necessary advocacy information directly through their phones. AHCA’s issue briefs, congressional district data, Congressional profiles, and much more are all accessible right at your fingertips. You too can have this great resource: just search “AHCA Care” in your provider’s mobile store and download it today.

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