As Congress mulls significant legislation affecting the home care sector, McKnight’s Home Care Editor Liza Berger sits down with Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, to discuss:
- how health care at home is expanding in historic ways,
- the reason vaccine hesitancy is a serious problem,
- why it’s high time to get rid of a home health Medicare cut, and
- a lot more!
Here’s a snippet of what Bill said.
“We’ve learned just recently that the Better Care Better Jobs Act would not bring $400 billion, it would bring $150 billion. So that’s a creature of the paring down of the so-called ask relative to the White House as well as Congress.
The Congressional Budget Act has not scored the bill. Sources close to the office of Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), who introduced the bill, recently shared the estimated cost with NAHC, Dombi said. While the amount is significantly smaller than expected, it still marks a positive step forward for the field, Dombi said.
“You can’t look at $150 billion infused into home care and not smile. It is one of the first investments of that kind in home care in many, many years and it sets the stage for a commitment to bring healthcare home to the greatest degree possible.”