Virtual Hill Week Update!

First off, we have TWO new cosponsors on the Rural Access to Hospice Act: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 09/11/2019 Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 09/11/2019 AND FOURTEEN new cosponsors on PCHETA!: Ten from the House: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 09/09/2019 Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 09/09/2019 Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 09/09/2019 Rep. Crawford, Eric A.…

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In Case You Missed It – Congress Passes the ACE Kids Act (H.R.1839)

Written by Nicholas Telesco, Hospice Action Network Intern: In exciting news, the ACE Kids Act, which will alleviate coordination issues children with medically complex conditions face, has become law! The bill, which was included in the Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019 (H.R. 1839) was introduced by Reps. Paul Ruiz (D-CA-36), Markwayne Mullin…

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NHPCO Launches My Hospice Ambassadors Program

The HAN team is excited to celebrate the launch of the My Hospice Ambassadors Program. With the support of NHPCO and HAN, Ambassadors will be a powerful voice in their community as they advocate on behalf of individuals an families experiencing serious illness and the end of life. See below for a Press Release by…

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Senate Launches Comprehensive Care Caucus

Yesterday, NHPCO’s VP of Palliative and Advanced Illness Lori Bishop moderated a panel to kick off the newest caucus in the US Senate. Created by Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and co-chaired by Senators Rosen, Barrasso (R-WY), Fischer (R-NE) and Baldwin (D-WI), the caucus aims to raise the public’s awareness and promote the availability and benefits…

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August Recess Loading…

August Recess is only two weeks away! For those of us in government relations and in the D.C. Metropolitan area, August provides a break from the everyday hustle and bustle of the political world, but for advocates around the country this is the perfect time to engage with Congressional offices in your own backyard. During…

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PCHETA Reintroduced in the Senate!

GREAT NEWS hospice and palliative care advocates! Today, Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) reintroduced the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) as S.2080.  This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is endorsed by a broad coalition of healthcare organizations and has already received 243 cosponsors in the House. If passed, PCHETA…

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My Hospice: Father’s Day Round Up

What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. This month, we asked the #MyHospice community to share stories about how hospice helped their fathers. See some of their responses below: “My dad’s hospice nurse knew that his final wish was to walk his granddaughter around the block one more time.…

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New Legislation Introduced to Expand Palliative Care Workforce

NHPCO is proud to support new legislation that would grow the palliative care workforce by creating incentives and loan forgiveness opportunities through the National Health Services Corp. Read more in a press release by NHPCO below: NHPCO Supports Provider Training in Palliative Care Act For Immediate Release:June 21, 2019 NHPCO Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation…

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