Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tune In and Tweet Tomorrow for the Health Reform Summit

Tomorrow's Health Reform Summit convened by President Obama will once again bring Health Care Reform to the political forefront and could possibly pave the path forward for the reform effort for the rest of the year. As Hospice Advocates know, the legislative effort toward national health reform has slowed significantly since the political dynamics in the Senate changed with the election of Scott Brown (R-MA).

If health reform regains momentum, the hospice community faces monumental changes in the current reform drafts passed by the House and Senate. While we can't expect the President's Summit to get into the details of how reform would impact end-of-life care, it is important that we understand where the political dynamics are driving the process and what the President and Congress put forth as guiding principles for the effort.

You can witness the bipartisan summit from your television or computer on Thursday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Just tune in to C-SPAN 3 or visit to watch Members of Congress and the President have a dialogue on health reform and see how the summit will influence the issue in the coming months. As you watch, share your thoughts with us on Twitter @hospiceaction. Your tweets help us shape our advocacy efforts here in Washington.

For more information on hospice and health reform, visit NHPCO's Health Reform Resource Center.

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As always, thanks for your Hospice Advocacy!

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