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NCART targets twitter to push legislation

November 21, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - NCART has asked CRT stakeholders to take to Twitter in an effort to reach key Congressional offices to push—and pass—its two bills to carve out a separate benefit for complex rehab, by the end of the year. The message NCART wants tweeted: “Help people with disabilities get needed specialized equipment. Pass #HR942 & #S948 this year!” NCART has created a list of Congressional twitter handles to include in tweets. “In about fifteen minutes, you can generate...

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Lawmakers rally troops

December 20, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Sponsors of S. 948, a Senate bill to create a separate benefit for complex rehab, circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter the week of Nov. 18 to help increase that bill's six-member co-sponsor tally.A separate House bill, H.R. 942, has 84 co-sponsors. Stakeholders say more co-sponsors are needed for both bills to convince the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to score the bill.“The challenge is the congressional environment,” said Don Clayback, executive director...

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Complex rehab briefing draws large crowd

July 19, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - A congressional briefing on July 15 to educate staffers about two bills to create a separate benefit for complex rehab sparked 15 minutes of questions—a good sign, stakeholders say.“It showed they were engaged with the issue,” said Alex Bennewith, vice president of government relations for the United Spinal Association. “They asked about numbers for how many people weren't getting what they needed, and what issues the provisions in the bills fix.”It was...

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Sponsors revealed

June 21, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - Two Republicans and two Democrats have kicked into high gear efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab by introducing bills in both the House of Representatives and Senate this session. Who are the men behind the bills?HouseRep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., has represented the Bronx and Queens area in Congress since 1998. When he and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., reintroduced the separate benefit bill, H.R. 942, on March 6, Crowley said it was important for people to have access...

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