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Senator Richard Blumenthal: Home Care and Hospice Need More Attention

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 2:24 PM

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke in support of the legislation for seniors at NAHC’s March on Washington Senate Breakfast. He emphasized the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and recognized the critical role of health IT.

“As you know, hospice and health care provided to the elderly are more and more on people’s minds as more and more of us grow older,” Sen. Blumenthal said. “The demographics of our nation’s population show that we need to pay attention.” He said this requires a focus on home care and hospice, “not just in the abstract, not just in words,” but through action on key priorities.

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