A front-page article in Sunday’s New York Times featured a quote from the American Association for Homecare’s July 21 roundtable discussion on the role of home medical equipment in healthcare reform. In the Times story, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is quoted saying, “My mother’s quality of life is a hundred times better given the fact that she can live at home rather than be institutionalized at 86.”
The article, which focuses on Daschle’s relationship with healthcare organizations, was triggered by a meeting last week between Daschle and President Obama. Daschle continues to play a role in the healthcare debate even though he took himself out of consideration to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year.
To read the full New York Times article, visit http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/health/policy/23daschle.html.