Saturday, June 6, 2009

Long Term Services and Support:: Congressional briefing and a video

from the JF Activist blog:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

HELP COMMITTEE HOLDS CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON HEALTH CARE REFORM AND LONG-TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORT

WASHINGTON, DC— Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Edward M. Kennedy is committed to health reform that ensures vulnerable populations have access to coverage that meets their needs, including long-term services and support. On Monday, June 8, 2009 the Committee will host an open press Congressional briefing to provide an update on current HELP efforts to include long-term services and support in health reform.

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), a HELP Committee member and long-time advocate for individuals with disabilities, will be joined by senior Congressional staffers Connie Garner and Lee Perselay and Dr. Barbara Manard, from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). Also participating: Mike Oxford of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center and two-time Purple Heart Recipient and disabled Vietnam Veteran John Henry Douglas from Lake City, Florida.

WHO: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Connie Garner, Disability and Special Needs Population Policy Director for Senator Kennedy

Lee Perselay, Disability Counsel for Senator Harkin

Barbara Manard, Ph.D., Vice-President of Long-Term Care/Health Strategies for the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA)

Mike Oxford, Executive Director of the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center

John Henry Douglas, Disabled Vietnam Veteran and recipient of two Purple Hearts, Lake City, FL

WHAT: Congressional briefing on long-term services and support

WHEN: 2:00pm Monday, June 8, 2009

WHERE: Russell Caucus Room (SR 325)


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from Nick's Crusade:


Fighting For The Community Choice Act from Alejandra Ospina on Vimeo.

This, the Seventh Nick's Crusade Video Blog, is a music video/photo mashup of ADAPT protests for housing and the Community Choice Act. For more information, go to http://adapt.org


3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hey, how did you get that video to work? I tried to post it on my blog and it won't.

Wheelie Catholic said...

Hi Cheryl,
I clicked on the video, clicked embed (which appears on the right), then clicked copy (to copy the code) and pasted it.

If you've tried this over here and it didn't work, maybe try going over to Nick's Crusade and doing it on the original video?

Cheryl said...

i tried it on nicks crusade. hmmm...