Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ID/DD Advocates Hit Hill

Drew Thies

American Health Care Association provider members who service the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled (ID/DD) took to Capitol Hill Tuesday to advocate on behalf of their patients.

The group, in Washington for the annual ID/DD In-Person Committee Meeting, first heard from Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) as well as current and former Hill staffers before meeting with their Members of Congress to urge them to preserve Medicaid funding, among other priorities.

Nine states were represented on Capitol Hill and AHCA providers met with members of the power Energy and Commerce and Finance Committees, which control the majority of Medicaid policy in the House and Senate, respectively.

For more information about the ID/DD efforts, contact Dana Halvorson or check out the website.

Photo Caption: Provider members from the Idaho Health Care Association meet with Sen. Jim Risch (L-R: Brett Waters, Jamie Anthony, Sen. Risch, Tiffany Redden, Robert VandeMerwe)

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