Posts Tagged ‘Vern Buchanan’

Florida Lawmakers Appointed to Influential Health Care Committees in Congress

February 18, 2013

Calling All Advocates to Connect with Lawmakers!

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Palm Harbor), Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) and Kathy Castor (D-Tampa)┬áhave been appointed to congressional committees with jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid matters, which include oversight over the home health benefit. (more…)

HCAF Members Meet with U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan to Discuss Industry Issues

January 10, 2012

Florida Home Health's Carol Whitmore (left) and Lynn Hillman (right) with Congressman Buchanan (second from left) and HCAF's Kyle Simon

Representatives from HCAF member agency Florida Home Health and HCAF’s Kyle Simon met yesterday with U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) in Bradenton to discuss home health care industry issues.

Lynn Hillman and Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, both representatives of Florida Home Health, expressed concerns to the congressman that copays will reduce home care utilization and increase hospitalizations, and potentially shift more individuals into more costly institutional settings such as nursing homes. (more…)

Tell Congress to Oppose Medicare Home Health Copays & Payment Cuts!

September 15, 2011

As most of you know by now, the new Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as the “supercommittee”) is charged with coming up with a proposal by Nov. 23 to achieve between $1.2 and 1.5 trillion in deficit reduction.

If the bipartisan, 12-member supercommittee, equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, is able to report out by majority vote a proposal to achieve this goal, Congress must then vote up or down on the proposal by Dec. 23. (more…)