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National Patient Advocate Foundation - provides search for elected officials by zip code

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The NPAF also provides lists of current State and Federal Bills that are being debated

http://cqrcengage.com/npaf/billtrack

Ohio SB 121

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-SB-121

 

All - we are excited to announce that SB 121 was introduced today to require Tomosynthesis to be included as part of the required screening mammography benefits under health insurance policies.
You can view the legislation under "current version" at the link posted below.

We will be encouraging legislative hearings and will need witnesses to testify so please let me know if you have an interest or could try to make yourself available.  Hearings wouldn't likely be until later this Spring or possibly Fall.

I will also notify you when the bill is referred to committee so you can reach out to the Chairman and encourage hearings on the bill.

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA132-SB-121
Thank you,


Rachel G. Winder

Government Relations Manager

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

41 South High Street, Suite 2600

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3506

rwinder@beneschlaw.com

Advocacy Resources

Resources:
ONS Health Policy Advocacy: https://www.ons.org/advocacy-policy

United State House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/

United State Senate: http://www.senate.gov/

White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative: https://www.whitehouse.gov/CancerMoonshot

NCI Moonshot: http://www.cancer.gov/research/key-initiatives/moonshot-cancer-initiative

American Nurses Association: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy

Nursing Community: http://www.thenursingcommunity.org/

US House Nursing Caucus http://www.aacn.nche.edu/government-affairs/House-Nursing-Caucus-Members.pdf

US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/

CMS https://www.cms.gov/

NIH https://www.nih.gov/

NINR https://www.ninr.nih.gov/

FDA http://www.fda.gov/

HRSA http://www.hrsa.gov/index.html 

NLN:

http://www.nln.org/advocacy-public-policy/government-affairs-action-center

 

 

Congratulations Sue

Sue Faulkner, RN, BSN, OCN as our new Chapter Advocacy Representative

NLN Capitol News

Note- this information is from the online NLN Capital Connections Newsletter:

http://www.nln.org/newsroom/newsletters-and-journal/nursing-education-policy-newsletter

 

January 3, 2018

What will Congress focus on in the New Year and how does that impact nursing education? Join us January 29, 2018, for a #NLNVoices University Webinar. Individuals at all levels of advocacy experience are encouraged to attend, including nurse educators and nursing students. Register Now »


CHAOTIC JANUARY FOR CONGRESS
Capital Connection 1    Lawmakers are under pressure to increase the budget caps and prevent automatic across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration. Congressional leadership and the Administration have negotiated for weeks on a two-year budget agreement that would cover the rest of the 2018 fiscal year.
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NEW REPORT ON SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS SHOWS MAJOR CARE GAPS
Capital Connection 2    The first report from the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee paints a grim picture of a health system that has "failed to address the needs of people with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance,"
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CONGRESS PASSES TEMPORARY FUNDING BILL BEFORE LEAVING TOWN
Capital Connection 3    Congress approved a temporary government spending bill to keep the government funded until January 19, at current 2017 funding levels.
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TEMPORARY FUNDING BILL INCLUDES CHIP FUNDING
Capital Connection 4    The stopgap spending bill lawmakers passed before leaving Washington for the holidays provided $2.85 billion for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and $550 million for community health centers through March 31, but a long-term bipartisan deal remains elusive.

Democrats and Republicans are divided over how to pay for the program. A five-year extension of CHIP would cost about $8 billion. Congress let funding for the program expire at the end of September. Since then, states have been running low on funds and are pressing lawmakers to act quickly.