UPDATE – Rural Access to Hospice Act
Special thanks goes out to all of the hospice and palliative care advocates who sent over 1,000 emails and jammed the phone lines asking their Members of Congress to support the Rural Access to Hospice Act. Although the Rural Access to Hospice Act was not included in the Omnibus Package, the good news is that your hard work and support has made our legislative ask heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. We are continuing to push for this bill and are currently looking for other opportunities to get it passed in Congress.
Toward that end, our advocates will be heading to Capitol Hill to reiterate this request in person on Wednesday April 25th! Make sure you check #HAN18 on social media that day to see how they’re doing and share in their experience. Do you want to join them on Capitol Hill? Learn more about the Advocacy Intensive here!
Additionally, don’t forget to check out our new Advocacy Toolkit which provides tip sheets, webinars, letter templates, and a wealth of other information that will help you become a better advocate of hospice and palliative care. Feel free to share this at your next IDT meeting!
Again, thanks for all of the help and support and rest assured, we are still working hard to get this passed! Stay tuned and we will keep you updated as to the next plan going forward. Thank you!