Senator Ron Wyden Confirmed as Keynote Speaker During NAHC’s Annual Meeting
Chairman of the Powerful Senate Finance Committee and Longtime Home Care & Hospice Advocate will Address Attendees Sunday, October 19
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been confirmed as the keynote speaker during NAHC’s Annual Meeting, held this year in Phoenix, AZ October 19-22. Senator Wyden will speak the General Session on Sunday, October 19.
Earlier this year, Senator Wyden became Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid issues, after longtime Chairman Max Baucus resigned from the Senate to become the US ambassador to China.
Senator Wyden has long been a strong ally of home care and hospice – and has sponsored key pieces of legislation that would strengthen beneficiaries' access to such services. He recently introduced his own SGR repeal legislation that would either not require offsets or use unexpended funds from the Overseas Contingency Operations account resulting from the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Mr. Wyden plays an integral role in shaping legislation that affects the home care and hospice community, and his past statements and actions on behalf of home care and hospice have been encouraging and supportive enough that he has been elected to the Caring Hall of Fame earlier this year.