NAHC Hosts Holiday Reception
Event hosted at the Frederick Douglass Museum honored Medicare and Medicaid’s 50 anniversary; Senator Susan Collins and Home Care and Hospice Month
December 9, 2014 01:26 PM
NAHC recently hosted a holiday reception at the Frederick Douglass Museum on Capitol Hill. Representatives from all 71 organizations that make up the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAG) were invited. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), who is poised to become Chair of the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, was the guest of honor. The purpose of the reception was to recognize Medicare and Medicaid’s 50th anniversary, honor Senator Collins on her ascension to Chair of the Aging Committee, and to celebrate the successful conclusion of November as Home Care and Hospice Month.
"With all the challenges and opportunities facing the home care and hospice community, this event gave us several reasons to be thankful," said NAHC's Vice President of Government Affairs Jeffrey Kincheloe. "For 50 years, Medicare and Medicaid have been providing quality, affordable healthcare for the nation's seniors, and we will fight to ensure that they continues to do so; there couldn't be a better-suited, more capable person to lead the Senate's Committee on Aging than home care and hospice champion Susan Collins; and Home Care and Hospice Month gave us all the opportunity to reflect on all the selfless work being done by those who have responded to the calling to care for others in their homes."
During the reception, Senator Collins also spoke eloquently about her vision for next year’s committee work on senior issues - including the vital role of home care and hospice.