Submitted by Dave Totaro, Chief Gov’t Affairs Officer, Lotus Division (LOT)
Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate would not proceed with a vote on their Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and that is great news! The proposed bill, as written, would have severely cut Medicaid and would have cut services to medically fragile children with cancer, parents with Alzheimer’s, and persons who rely on mental health services, just to name a few.
The Government Affairs Office (GAO) and our Hearts for Home Care Ambassadors and advocates stood at the ready. We were prepared to replicate our outreach effort from a couple of weeks ago, under our #NoHearingNoVote campaign, which resulted in 125,000 emails and over 600 phone calls to Senators in a mere 72 hours. Regardless, whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, the issue was simple – save the programs and the services that we know are crucial to the health and well-being of so many of our clients and caregivers.
GAO will continue to follow developments in Washington closely and keep you posted. Thank you, as always, for your support of our advocacy programs.