Date: 09/24/2009

Federal Update


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11:04 AM -- Federal Update

Betty Sweeney, Community Liaison, Office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, introduced herself and stated that Senator Bennet sits on the Special Committee on Aging. She described some of the issues that Senator Bennet supports including increasing education regarding palliative care services. She stated that Medicare pays for six months of hospice care. She indicated that Senator Bennet has signed a letter addressed to the Obama administration which states that he does not support any cuts to hospice care. Ms. Sweeney indicated that funding for hospice and palliative care will be protected under any health care reform legislation.