Thursday, May 15, 2008

More than 125 Homecare Advocates will Lobby Capitol Hill on May 21

At least 125 homecare providers and other advocates are expected to participate in the American Association for Homecare Medicare Bidding Fly-In on May 21, 2008 in Washington, D.C. There is room for plenty more. This is an extremely important opportunity to delay the Medicare bidding program so Congress can take a careful look at the entire concept.

Participants have been asked to schedule their own meetings for this event, in coordination with their state association. By posting your requests and confirmed appointments, you will allow others from your state to know with whom and when appointments will be held. If you see a colleague has already begun the scheduling process with your legislators’ offices, please contact them and work together to book one appointment with each legislator’s office rather than multiple homecare meetings.
States with appointments scheduled are listed below. Please post a comment to update this information.

Florida:
10:00 AM – Senator Mel Martinez, Russell Building-356 FL
Between 1:00 – 2:00 – Congressman Kendrick Meek, Longworth-1039 FL
11:30 Sam Johnson (Jeannie Assistant) - Texas

Georgia:
10:00 am, Saxby Chambliss / Justin Clay (416 Russell)
10:30 am, Broun, Paul C., Georgia, 10th (2104 Rayburn)
11:00 am, Westmoreland, Lynn A., Georgia, 3rd (1213 Longworth)
11:00 am, Linder, John, Georgia, 7th/ Kelly Kurtz (1026 Longworth)
11:45 pm, Price, Tom, Georgia, 6th / Emily Henehan (424 Cannon)
1:45 pm, Johnny Isakson/ Francie Powers (120 Russell)
2:30 pm, Johnson, Henry C. "Hank" Jr., Georgia, 4th/ Scott Goldstein (1133 Longwowrth)
3:30 pm, Deal, Nathan, Georgia, 9th (2133 Rayburn)

Indiana:
George Kucka is scheduling appts.
3:30 p.m., Senator Bayh
12:30 p.m., Senator Lugar
2:00 p.m., Representative Visclosky
2:00 p.m., Rep Steve Buyer (not sure of Rep Buyer is available...still working)
3:00 p.m., Rep Joe Donnelly (Rep Donnelly is NOT available)

Kentucky:
10:00am, Rep Ed Whitfield with Jeff Mortier (Cong Whitfield is NOT available)
10:30am, Rep. Ron Lewis
11:30am, Rep Ben Chandler with Jennifer Prather (Cong Chander MAY BE available…still working)
2:30pm, Rep. Hal Rodgers
3:00pm, Senator Mitch McConnell with Scott Raab (Senator McConnell is NOT available)
4:30pm, Rep John Yarmuth with Congressman Yarmuth
Pending- Rep. Geoff Davis and Sen. Jim Bunning

Maryland:
Kathleen Sheehan at the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association is scheduling appts. (202-309-4919 or ksheehan@mncha.org) Go to www.mncha.org for updated list of appointments. RSVP for all Hill meetings to thess8@jhmi.edu.

11am Sarbanes, John P.(D-MD-3)202-225-4016 CHOB 426
Staff: Delicia Reynolds
11:30 Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch (D-MD-2) 202-225-3061 LHOB 1730
Staff : Walter Gonzales
10 am Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD-5) 202-225-4131 LHOB 1705
Staff : Elizabeth Thomas
1 pm Cummings, Elijah E. (D-MD-7) 202-225-4741 RHOB 2235
Staff: Danielle Grote

Requests in for:
Wynn, Albert Russell (D-MD-4) 202-225-8699 RHOB 2470
(Rep. Wynn leave office end of May)
Staff : Erika Appell
Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD-8) 202-225-5341 LHOB 1707
Staff: Ray Thorn
Gilchrest, Wayne T. (R-MD-1) 202-225-5311 RHOB 2245
Staff : Kathryn Godburn
Bartlett, Roscoe G. (R-MD-6) 202-225-2721 RHOB 2412
Staff: Faye Powers
Senator Mikulski Barbara A. (D)Hart -503 (202) 224-4654
Staff: Ellen Marie Whelan
Senator Cardin, Ben (D) Hart -509 (202) 224-4524
Staff: Priscilla Ross

Michigan:
10:00 a.m., Lindsey Schwartz with Knollenberg's office (2349 Rayburn)
10:30 a.m., Lindsey Beck, L.A. for Dale Kildee (2107 Rayburn)
12:30 p.m., Kristina Ko, Carl Levin (269 Russell)
2:30 p.m., Katherine Haley in Pete Hoekstra's office (2234 Rayburn)
4:00 p.m., Andrew Hawkins in Mike Rogers office (133 Cannon)

New England:
Robin Boardman of NEMED is scheduling appts.
9:00 Rep. B. Frank, 2252 Rayburn
11:30 CT Sen.Chris Dodd 404B Hart
12:00 CT Sen.Joe Lieberman 706 Hart
12:45 CT Rep.J Larson 1005 Longworth
1:30 CT Rep.Chris Murphy 501 Cannon
2:00 ME Rep. Tom Allen 1127 Longworth
2:30 MA Rep. Rich Neal 2208 Rayburn
3:15 MA Rep. Ed Markey 2108 Rayburn

New York:
Appointments (per Carol Napierski, NYMEP)

10:00 a.m. - Rep. Louise Slaughter, Michelle Adams (staffer), 2469 Rayburn
10:00 a.m. - Rep. Gary Ackerman, Jared Frost (staffer), 2243 Rayburn
10:00 a.m. - Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Jill Greco (staffer), 120 Cannon
10:30 a.m. - Rep. Jose Serrano, Munir Madyun (staffer), 2227 Rayburn
11:00 a.m. - Rep. Brian Higgins, Matthew Fery (staffer), 431 Cannon
11:00 a.m. - Rep. John Hall, Michael Apfel (staffer), 1217 Longworth
11:00 a.m. - Rep. Vito Fossella, Ryan Mckee (staffer), 2453 Rayburn
11:30 a.m. - Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Jillian Youngblood (staffer), 2334 Rayburn
12:30 p.m. - Sen. Charles Shumer, Meghan Taira (staffer), 313 Hart
12:30 p.m. - Rep. Steve Isreal, Karen Agostisi (staffer), 432 Cannon
1:00 p.m. - Rep. Maurice Hinchey, Tera Sabag (staffer), 2431 Rayburn
1:30 p.m. - Rep. Michael Arcuri, 327 Cannon
2:00 p.m. - Sen. Hillary Clinton, Ann Gavaghan (staffer), 476 Russell
2:00 p.m. - Rep. Tim Bishop, Joanna Serra (staffer), 225 Cannon
2:00 p.m. - Rep. Thomas Reynolds, Kelly Dickson (staffer), 332 Cannon
2:30 p.m. - Rep. Peter King, Alexandra Valenti (staffer), 436 Cannon
3:00 p.m. - Rep. Yvette Clarke, Bridgette Dehart (staffer), Jehmal Hudson (staffer), 1029 Longworth
3:30 p.m. - Rep. Randy Kuhl, Karen Livingston (staffer), 1505 Longworth
3:30 p.m. - Rep. John McHugh, Mike Holland (staffer), 2366 Rayburn
3:30 p.m. - Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Max Trujillo (staffer), 2466 Rayburn
4:00 p.m. - Rep. Edolphus Towns, Julie Rones (staffer), 2232 Rayburn
4:00 p.m. - Rep. Elliot Engel, Emily Gibbons (staffer), 2161 Rayburn
11:30 a.m. - Rep. Michael McNulty David Torian (staffer), 2210 Rayburn
5:00 p.m. - Rep. Joseph Crowley, Eli Kogan (staffer), 2404 Rayburn

North Carolina:
1:15AM - Congressman David Price
10:30AM - Danielle HOH for Congressman Melvin Watt
1:00PM - Congressman Etheridge
2:00PM - Casey Murphy HOH for Senator Dole
2:30PM - Jennifer Mundy HOH for Congressman Patrick McHenry
3:00PM - Jane Miller HOH for Congressman Howard Coble
3:30PM - Heather Parsons HOH for Congressman Brad Miller
3:30 pm w/ Jen Rubino, Sen. Burr, 217 Russell

Ohio:
Kam Yuricich of KAMESA is scheduling appts.
10:00 a.m. Betty Sutton (1721 Longworth)
1:00 p.m., Steve LaTourette (2371 Rayburn)
2:30 p.m., Tim Ryan (1421 Longworth)
3:15 p.m., Steve Chabot (129 Cannon)
4:00 p.m., Dennis Kucinich (2445 Rayburn)
John Boehner- request for appt.
(other Members will be called on the 21st)

Oregon:
Kevin Gouy of United Seating and Mobility is scheduling appts. (503-929-8255, kgouy@unitedseating.com)
Sen. Wyden- request for appt.
Sen. Smith- request for appt.
Rep. Wu- request for appt.
ALSO- possible meetings with Senator Brownback of Kansas and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.

Pennsylvania:
10:30 a.m., John Myers (Sen.Specter)
11:50 a.m., Rep. Jason Altmire
1:00 p.m., Morna Murray/Gillian (Sen. Casey)
1:30 p.m., Ken DeGraff/Cong. Mike Doyle
3:00 p.m.,Mike Mathis/Whitney Morton (Cong. Murtha)
4:30 p.m., Cong. English/Kelly Lavin

Tennessee:
Gene Ray of Southern Diabetic Supply Co. is scheduling appts. (drhgene@southerndiabetic.com)
11:00 a.m., Steve Cohen
3:30 p.m., Hunter Bethea with Sen. Corker’s office
2:30 p.m., Curtis Swagger with Sen. Alexander’s office
Congressman Blackburn- request for appt.

Texas:
C.W. Bell M.S.B. Inc is scheduling appts. (candbbell@yahoo.com)
1:00 p.m., Representative Kay Granger
1:00 p.m., Rep. Joe Barton, meeting with Aarti Shah (Senior Legislative Asst.)
11:00 a.m., John Cornyn
10am appt with Martin Sobel, Healthcare Advisor for Senator Cornyn.
Faxed a request to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's office.


Virginia:
Tom Inman is scheduling appts.
2:30 p.m., Rob Wittman
3:00 p.m., Bobby Scott

4 comments:

Joseph Reutter said...

So I just recieved a flood of calls from the staff of numerous Congressmen in North Carolina. The following outlines the meetings that I currently have scheduled: (HOH = Head of Healthcare)

10:00AM - Congressman David Price
10:30AM - Danielle HOH for Congressman Melvin Watt
1:00PM - Congressman Etheridge
2:00PM - Casey Murphy HOH for Senator Dole
2:30PM - Jennifer Mundy HOH for Congressman Patrick McHenry
3:00PM - Jane Miller HOH for Congressman Howard Coble
3:30PM - Heather Parsons HOH for Congressman Brad Miller

That's all I have so far. I will update later on if I recieve any other appointments.

zeropointzero said...

New York Fly-In Appointments (per Carol Napierski, NYMEP)

10:00 a.m. - Rep. Louise Slaughter
Michelle Adams (staffer)
2469 Rayburn

10:00 a.m. - Rep. Gary Ackerman
Jared Frost (staffer)
2243 Rayburn

10:00 a.m. - Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand
Jill Greco (staffer)
120 Cannon

10:30 a.m. - Rep. Jose Serrano
Munir Madyun (staffer)
2227 Rayburn

11:00 a.m. - Rep. Brian Higgins
Matthew Fery (staffer)
431 Cannon

11:00 a.m. - Rep. John Hall
Michael Apfel (staffer)
1217 Longworth

11:00 a.m. - Rep. Vito Fossella
Ryan Mckee (staffer)
2453 Rayburn

11:30 a.m. - Rep. Jerrold Nadler
Jillian Youngblood (staffer)
2334 Rayburn

12:30 p.m. - Sen. Charles Shumer
Meghan Taira (staffer)
313 Hart

12:30 p.m. - Rep. Steve Isreal
Karen Agostisi (staffer)
432 Cannon

1:00 p.m. - Rep. Maurice Hinchey
Tera Sabag (staffer)
2431 Rayburn

1:30 p.m. - Rep. Michael Arcuri
327 Cannon

2:00 p.m. - Sen. Hillary Clinton
Ann Gavaghan (staffer)
476 Russell

2:00 p.m. - Rep. Tim Bishop
Joanna Serra (staffer)
225 Cannon

2:00 p.m. - Rep. Thomas Reynolds
Kelly Dickson (staffer)
332 Cannon

2:30 p.m. - Rep. Peter King
Alexandra Valenti (staffer)
436 Cannon

3:00 p.m. - Rep. Yvette Clarke
Bridgette Dehart (staffer)
Jehmal Hudson (staffer)
1029 Longworth

3:30 p.m. - Rep. Randy Kuhl
Karen Livingston (staffer)
1505 Longworth

3:30 p.m. - Rep. John McHugh
Mike Holland (staffer)
2366 Rayburn

3:30 p.m. - Rep. Nydia Velazquez
Max Trujillo (staffer)
2466 Rayburn

4:00 p.m. - Rep. Edolphus Towns
Julie Rones (staffer)
2232 Rayburn

4:00 p.m. - Rep. Elliot Engel
Emily Gibbons (staffer)
2161 Rayburn

Gordon Barnes said...

Two additional New York appointments just added:

11:30 a.m. - Rep. Michael McNulty David Torian (staffer)
2210 Rayburn

5:00 p.m. - Rep. Joseph Crowley
Eli Kogan (staffer)
2404 Rayburn

Terry Traner said...

Terry Traner said:
10am appt with Martin Sobel, Healthcare Advisor for Senator Cornyn. 817-371-7744 cell

I have a call into Congressman Joe Barton's office...pending with Healthcare advisor.
Also faxed a request to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's office.