Congressional Activity Reflects Strong Interest in Palliative Care

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A series of bicameral and bipartisan actions in Congress in recent weeks has signalled strong support for the expansion and strengthening of palliative care in the United States. As the population ages and more people live longer with greater disability and disease, policymakers are increasingly motivated to build out the palliative care infrastructure so that […]

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Choose Home Care Act Gains Strength in Congress

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Tell your members of Congress to support the Choose Home Care Act of 2021! The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 is picking up crucial bipartisan support in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as four more members of Congress have agreed to support the legislation. The Choose Home Care Act of 2021 is a […]

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Congressional Activity Reflects Strong Interest in Palliative Care

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A series of bicameral and bipartisan actions in Congress in recent weeks has signalled strong support for the expansion and strengthening of palliative care in the United States. As the population ages and more people live longer with greater disability and disease, policymakers are increasingly motivated to build out the palliative care infrastructure so that […]

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New Legislation Would Expand Palliative Care Training for National Health Service Corps Providers

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On Wednesday, September 29, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), both members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, announced the introduction of their Provider Training in Palliative Care Act. This bipartisan legislation would allow members of the National Health Service Corps to defer their service for up to a year […]

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Senators Promote Palliative Care as NHSC-eligible Primary Care Service

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Additional efforts are under way in Congress to help address the growing need for palliative-care trained medical practitioners.  The latest legislation – The Provider Training in Palliative Care Act (S. 1921) – is aimed at recognizing palliative care medicine as an eligible primary care service under the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program.  If enacted, […]

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