Quick Action! 3 Minutes to Advocate for Home Health Patients & Nurses
Please take 3 minutes to advocate on these four federal bills that will help home health patients and clinicians:
- Choose Home Care Act
- Better Care Better Jobs Act
- Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act
- CONNECT for Health Act (telehealth)
All you do is click on each link, fill out the form, and click submit to have your voice heard by our legislators.
What is the Choose Home Care Act? – VERY important! Right now extended care nursing and personal care services are NOT provided by Medicare. Under the Choose Home Care Act, these services would be added. PLEASE advocate for this one. Adults who do not qualify for Medicaid could receive extended care services at home, and not be forced to live in a facility.
What is Better Care Better Jobs Act? – This act would increase ongoing federal funding for Medicaid at-home services. This will help the state maintain the proposed Medicaid increases currently being approved. Part of the dollars can be used to recruit, develop, and retain clinicians. With the shortage of nurses and CNAs, this
What is the Expanding Access to Palliative Care Act? Palliative care is interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering of all kinds. It is appropriate at any age and any stage in a serious illness, and involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. This act would help expand palliative care services for children and adults.
What is CONNECT for Health Act? It provides ongoing support for telehealth services at the federal level. During the pandemic, under executive orders, telehealth was made possible. Without this important piece of legislation, it will not remain active ongoing. While telehealth is not to be used in place of regular in-person visits, it can provide added support and functionality to patients and families. Please take a few minutes to advocate for this bill today.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you for using your voice to make a power and positive difference.
|Coco Sellman, Co-Owner
All Pointe Home Care & Allumé Home Care
m – 917-658-9151
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