Separate benefit bill lands more co-sponsors
WASHINGTON – Twenty-three more lawmakers have signed on to co-sponsor bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab in the last month, according to an email bulletin from NCART Executive Director Don Clayback. There are now 141 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 16 in the Senate, including Sen. Mike Bennet, D-Colo., a member of the Finance Committee and the HELP Committee. The bills were one of the topics of discussion at the United Spinal Association’s third annual Roll on Capitol Hill this week, where Clayback; Alex Bennewith, United Spinal vice president-government relations; and Jenn Wolff, director of Users First, hosted a panel discussion on H.R. 942 and S. 948.