Ask Your Senator to Support Independence at Home Act
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) recently introduced the bipartisan Independence at Home Act (S. 3130) to serve some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – chronically ill elders and individuals with severe disabilities who are enrolled in Medicare.

The bill seeks to build off the success of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration and serve nearly 2 million people who already meet IAH’s strict eligibility criteria. However without strong bipartisan support, the bill is unlikely to move in the Senate, which is why we are asking our members to urge their senators to cosponsor the Independence at Home Act.

The more support Senators get from home, the more likely they are to co-sponsor the legislation and the more likely that this important legislation will become law. To help in your outreach, we have created a template that can be customized as needed.

Please contact VNAA Director of Legislative Affairs Nathan Constable at [email protected] with any questions.
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