Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act Reaches 200 Cosponsors in U.S. House of Representatives
June 22, 2016 11:16 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce that the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 1342), which would allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health care services, has reached the milestone number of 200 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate version (S. 578) has 50 cosponsors, just one short of a majority.
On July 16, seven additional bipartisan House members added their names as cosponsors of this crucial legislation. The most recent cosponsors include: Rep. Robert A. Brady (D-PA-1), Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA-7), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL-5), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-8), Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA-5), Kathy Castor (D-FL-14), and Michael K. Simpson (R-ID-2).
Once again, this ongoing progress shows the continued effectiveness of NAHC’s advocacy efforts, as well as the in-person visits by advocates and fly-in efforts by state affiliates. NAHC’s government affairs staff continues to schedule meetings with members on both sides of the aisle. NAHC’s government affairs staff recently met with the following offices:
Rep. Barr (R-KY-6)
Rep. Wenstrup (R-OH-2)
Rep. Burgess (R-26-TX)
Rep. Ellmers (R-2-NC)
Rep. Tom Price (R-6-GA)
To view which senators have cosponsored the bill, click here. To view which representatives have 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.