Advocacy Alert: Send a Message to Support Home Health Care in Senate Budget

A new advocacy message has been posted on the Home Care Alliance’s Legislative Action Center webpage and is ready to be sent off to state senators to support home health care in the senate’s FY14 budget.

HCA has three priority amendments in the Senate Budget that would create a home health care “certificate of need” process (amendment #517), establish MassHealth reimbursement for home telehealth services (amendment #718), and improve payment for pediatric home health agencies (amendment #593). The Alliance needs emails to senators to gain support for these important amendments so see the new advocacy message, fill out your contact info, and the message will automatically be sent to the senator representing you! It only takes a minute of your time and every email counts.

The Alliance is also supporting three other amendments. One would create an FMAP Trust Fund (#634) that will set up a special fund for payments from the federal government relative to health care reform, rather than having the money go into the state’s General Fund, which is less transparent. The other two amendments HCA supports would provide a rate add-on for personnel providing homemaker and personal care homemaker services to elderly clients (#544) and an amendment to boost funding for pediatric palliative care by $674,000 (#629).

Help advance home care in the state budget and send a message TODAY!

Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.

3 Responses to Advocacy Alert: Send a Message to Support Home Health Care in Senate Budget

  1. Kathy Trier says:

    I’m in! Just sent my messages to Sen. Timilty (using my office address) and Sen. Joyce (using my home address). And then I sent a group message to our agency managers and our Board of Directors.
    It’s time to rock this advocacy thing!
    Who’s with me???

  2. Thanks for posting! Our seniors will be glad to know that there is a magazine out there that specifically caters to their interests and needs.

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