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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