Congress is Still Listening to YOU!

               Due to the recent political climate in Washington, D.C., you may wonder what Congress is doing beyond public hearings and news interviews. Fear not! Congress is still working hard to ensure issues that greatly impact Americans are still being addressed. Their progress is only possible by hearing from constituents like you. The 2017 Hospice Action Network Advocacy Intensive is your opportunity to break through the “noise” in Washington. This is your chance to be your patient’s voice.

Demetress Harrell, CEO of Hospice of the Pines, is an Advocacy Intensive veteran.

“I believe in providing excellent quality care with the highest level of integrity and returning to Capitol Hill each year helps to define the destiny our patients,” she writes.

Voices like Demetress’ are being heard and the destiny she writes about is slowly being achieved. Last week, the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act (H.R. 2797, S. 1334) was introduced by hospice champions Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) as well as Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). None of this would have been possible without the support and dedication hospice advocates like you have shown to cultivate their ongoing leadership in Congress.

But there is still work to be done. We need Congressional support for The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act and other legislation important to the hospice and palliative care communities. Register for the 2017 Hospice Action Network Advocacy Intensive and meet with your Members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss this legislation and tell the stories of your patients and families.

Your patients and families need a voice on Capitol Hill. You can be that voice and cut through the noise. Register today!

P.S. Continue supporting the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act by writing to them using our E-mail portal!