The Home Care Alliance was pleased to join members from Hebrew Senior Life Homehealth Care, Overlook VNA, Partners Home Care, VNA of Boston and VNA of Middlesex East in Washington, DC this week to make sure that as health reform’s changes move forward in the coming years, home care and hospice are treated fairly and our patients’ interests are protected.
The days included briefings with staff from 8 of our 11 Congressional offices and a Senate breakfast briefing that featured remarks from Senators Susan Collins, John Kerry (see photo with Alliance delegation) , Chuck Grassley, Russ Feingold, Ben Cardin, Jeff Merkley, Amy Klobuchar, and John Thune. Senator Scott Brown and his staff also met with some members of the delegation.
More will be written soon on these meetings and the message delivered; and some video and pictures will be posted to our Facebook page.
The member agencies that took the time and expense to travel to Washington and speak to home care’s issues deserve the appreciation of all Home Care Alliance members.
—- Pat Kelleher