Statement on HHS CLASS Act recommendation
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Barbara D. Woolley
WASHINGTON D.C. (Oct. 19, 2011) Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) released the following statement about the Department of Health and Human Services announcement on the CLASS Act.
With the 78 million baby boomers coming into majority, Americans must come to grips with the need to mitigate disability and assistance with the management of chronic disease. The Class Act was an excellent first step toward winning the last great civil rights battle and an imperative which will determine the longevity of America and our place in history.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is a nonprofit organization that represents the nations 33,000 home care and hospice organizations. NAHC also advocates for the more than two million nurses, therapists, aides and other caregivers employed by such organizations to provide in-home services each year to some 12 million Americans who are aged, disabled and ill. Along with its advocacy, NAHC is committed to excellence in every respect and provides information to help its members maintain the highest quality of care. To learn more about NAHC, visit www.nahc.org.