Get in on the healthcare summit craze
The 007 Man with the Golden Gun hd On the heels of a White House healthcare summit on March 6, the administration announced plans to hold similar regional summits across the country. The summits will take place in California, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina and Vermont.
HME associations in those states have submitted verbal and written requests to attend the summits to make sure the industry is part of discussions. In her request to Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, Karyn Estrella, executive director of the New England Medical Equipment Dealers, stated: “We believe that this important discussion on healthcare reform must include the value of home care.”
Last week, the Michigan Home Health Association secured a seat at the summit in Dearborn, Mich., on March 12.
Zombieland film Of the 150-plus lawmakers, health industry executives and “average Americans” who participated in the White House summit on March 6, only one represented home care: Val Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.