Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Updates Relating to the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act (S. 739/H.R. 1369)

Outreach to your Members of Congress


On April 23, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a legislative hearing on a few VA related bills, including the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act. The AHCA press release on the hearing can be found here, and includes how Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2) specifically spoke at the hearing on the importance of the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act. In addition, at a recent hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert McDonald urged the Senate to support the Veterans Access to Extended Care Act. In the press release on the hearing from Senator John Hoeven’s (R-ND) office, Senator Hoeven said, “Secretary McDonald’s support of our legislation gives us real momentum going forward. Our legislation cuts through the red tape and makes it easier for long-term care facilities to receive reimbursement from the VA so they can serve our veterans. His support will help us to keep our nation’s promise to care for the men and women who have served our country.”

AHCA encourages you to reach out to your Members of Congress if you haven’t already requesting them to sign on to this important legislation as a cosponsor. Those Members that have signed onto the legislation thus far can be found here for the Senate side, and here for the House side. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact AHCA’s Senior Director of Not for Profit & Constituent Services, Dana Halvorson.

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