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NAHC Report: Issue# 2360, 1/28/2014
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Healthcare and Medicare Issues Likely to Play Minor Role in the State of the Union
NAHC Resources Available for Home Care and Hospice Advocates Prior to the March on Washington
For Your Information: NAHC 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition
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Healthcare and Medicare Issues Likely to Play Minor Role in the State of the Union

Last year, President Obama proposed “modest reforms” to the Medicare program, stating that any proposals will, “achieve the same amount of health care savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission.” While President Obama dedicated a significant portion of last year’s State of the Union Address to health care issues – including reforming Medicare – such issues will likely not play prominently into this year’s speech.

Instead, the President is expected to focus on economic issues and executive actions that he can take without Congress’ authorization in the coming years to achieve his goals as president.

One such action that President Obama has already issued was an increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. “You can be sure that the president fully intends to use his executive authority to use the unique powers of the office to make progress on economic opportunity, to make progress in the areas that he believes are so important to further economic growth and further job creation,” said Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, when asked about the increase.

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NAHC Resources Available for Home Care and Hospice Advocates Prior to the March on Washington

With so many issues of concern to the home care and hospice community, participation in this year’s March on Washington is strongly encouraged for all home care and hospice advocates.

With this year’s March on Washington projected to be occurring t the same time as Congress will be considering a crucial SGR bill, NAHC provides many resources to home care and hospice advocates prior to the March that offer both background information and action items on some of the most important issues facing both home care and hospice agencies.

This year, NAHC has hosted a number of teleconferences on important issues facing the home care and hospice community. These teleconferences are archived here. Please note that the teleconference from December 13, 2013 has a lot of information on the budget deal reached by Congress as well as important information regarding the SGR bill.

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NAHC 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel | Washington, DC | March 23-26, 2014

Two Week Special Offer for NAHC Members Ends January 29th!

Act now and save on one of NAHC’s most exciting events. Starting January 15, NAHC members can register for the 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition at the special rate of $350. That’s nearly $150 in savings if you register by January 29. Don’t wait because this offer is only valid for two weeks.

The 2014 March on Washington Conference & Exposition provides the perfect chance for you to make an impact on those who make the policies that affect home care and hospice. Together we can raise awareness of the issues that shape our business. So lend your voice as we deliver a unified message on Capitol Hill. Meet with your members of Congress. Tell them why home care matters to constituents in your state. Then take advantage of an unrivalled chance to network with your peers and attend educational sessions led by experts in our field.

You’ll receive full admission to the educational sessions and exhibit hall and hear addresses by leading advocates for home and hospice. You’ll get insights from political pundits who have the inside scoop on Washington, DC. To take advantage of our special offer, you can register the following ways:

To take advantage of our special offer, you can register the following ways:

To register, click here.
By fax: 202.547.3660
By mail: NAHC Meetings, P.O. Box 37558, Baltimore, MD 21297-3558

To make Hotel Reservations: The NAHC Discount Rate is $ 289.00/night (single/double) or $389.00/night (suite), click here.

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