NAHC Meets with Congressional Telehealth Champion, Representative Mike Thompson
Richard Brennan, NAHC’s Vice President for Technology Policy, recently met with Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) to discuss telehealth legislation. Thompson is an influential member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and is recognized both in Congress and throughout his district as a moderate Democrat who has built a solid reputation for bipartisan problem-solving.
Thompson represents California's 5th Congressional District, which includes all of Napa and parts of Contra Costa, Lake, Solano and Sonoma Counties. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. Thompson is also a small vineyard owner and was the maintenance supervisor for the Beringer Winery. He has taught Public Administration and State Government at San Francisco State University and California State University, Chico. He is married to Janet Thompson, a family nurse practitioner that has worked in home health care.