Complex rehab bill gains congressional support
WASHINGTON – Two more members of Congress are co-sponsors of legislation that would create a separate benefit for complex rehab. The two most recent co-sponsors of H.R. 4378, the “Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2012,” are Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.), according to an update from NCART. McMorris-Rodgers serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is the Republican chairwoman of the House Bi-Partisan Disability Caucus. Black serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and, prior to getting elected to Congress, had a career as a nurse.