Submitted by Laura Ness, Director, PA Government Affairs (GAO)
As a result of a legislative roundtable planned by 2015 Hearts for Home Care Ambassador of the Year Mike Sokoloski, Representative Aaron Kaufer became very interested in helping us equalize access to home and community-based services. Since then, Representative Kaufer has arranged meetings with executive directors from various legislative committees and made the first attempt at legislation. He also spoke with the chair of the Public Health Committee Representative Matt Baker. Due to our consistent follow-up, Representative Baker has decided to take up our issue himself with the support of Representative Kaufer. We are working with him to craft legislation and look forward to working with him throughout the legislative process.