Rep. Marsha Blackburn Cosponsors Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
July 15, 2016 12:13 PM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to announce that U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-7) has cosponsored the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act. The House version (H.R. 1342) now has 201 cosponsors. The Senate version (S. 578) has 52 cosponsors, a majority of the Senate.
In just the past few weeks, the legislation has gained two Senate cosponsors—Patty Murray (D-WA) and Steve Daines (R-MT)—as well as seven bipartisan House members in addition to Rep. Blackburn—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).
NAHC’s government affairs staff continues to schedule meetings with members on both sides of the aisle. The additional cosponsors show the continued effectiveness of NAHC’s efforts as well as the grassroots outreach by NAHC members, in-person visits by advocates and fly-in efforts by state affiliates. Most recently NAHC has met with the following members of the Doctors Caucus in the House:
· Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8)
· Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI-1)
Please use NAHC’s Legislative Action Centerto contact your members of Congress who have not yet cosponsored the bill and request that they do so. To view which senators have cosponsored the bill, click here. To view which representatives have cosponsored the bill, click here.
Stay tuned to NAHC Report for further developments regarding this legislation.