Six Additional Representatives Cosponsor the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
May 3, 2016 11:57 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce that six additional bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act to allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health care services. Last week, NAHC announced that the Senate version of the legislation (S. 578) now has 50 cosponsors, just one short of a majority. Now, the House version (H.R. 1342) has a total of 189 cosponsors and counting.
The most recent cosponsors of the legislation include: Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-NV-4), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA-5), Rep. Billy Long (R-MO-7), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA-9), and Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY-6).
NAHC continues to celebrate the progress of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 579/H.R. 1342) in the 114th Congress. This progress shows the continued effectiveness of NAHC’s advocacy efforts including in-person visits during the March on Washington, fly-in efforts by state affiliates, and meetings with Congressional offices conducted by NAHC’s government affairs team. In addition to making numerous Capitol Hill visits at the March on Washington, NAHC’s government affairs staff continues to schedule meetings with members on both sides of the aisle.
To view which senators have or have not cosponsored the bill, click here. To view which representatives have or have not cosponsored the bill, click here. Please use NAHC’s Legislative Action Center to contact your members of Congress who have not yet cosponsored the bill and request that they do so.
Stay tuned to NAHC Report for further developments regarding this legislation.