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Capitol Correspondence - 03.22.22

WATCH: Senate Committee on Aging Holds Hearing on HCBS on March 23

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On Wednesday, March 23 at 10:00 am ET, the Senate Committee on Aging will hold a hearing on home- and community-based services called “An Economy That Cares: The Importance of Home-Based Services.” The hearing will be available to watch live on the committee website.

Witnesses for the hearing will include:

  • Brandon Kingsmore, Disability Advocate and Public Speaker, accompanied by Lynn Weidner, Home Care Worker and SEIU Healthcare PA Member, Allentown, PA
  • Alene Shaheed, Home Care Recipient and former Florida Health Justice Project Client, Jacksonville, FL
  • Lisa Harootunian, Associate Director, Health Program, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Anne Tumlinson, CEO, ATI Advisory and Founder, Daughterhood, Washington, D.C.

ANCOR submitted testimony to the committee and will also be closely following and providing updates. For more information on the hearing, see the committee’s announcement.