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Bipartisan support makes for final push!

Dear Adult Day Health supporters,

Full Life Care in Olympia

Full Life Care in Olympia.

Just this morning we gained bipartisan support for adding an amendment to fund Adult Day Health rate increases to the House 2020 Supplemental Operating Budget. Now we want to target Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee to push this through.

Thanks to Reps. Nicole Macri (D) and Skyler Rude (R) for their support!

IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU EMAIL OR CALL LEGISLATORS TODAY AND URGE THEM TO INCLUDE ADULT DAY 
FUNDING. THE BUDGET IS UP FOR EXECUTIVE ACTION TODAY AND WEDNESDAY, SO TIMING IS CRUCIAL.

 

Please send an email or call the legislators on the House Appropriation committee listed below using the following talking points:

  • Adult day health programs serve low-income individuals with multiple chronic health conditions, dementia, TBI, mental illness and disabilities.
  • Services include health care, rehabilitation, meals, respite for families and social interaction. Many of these individuals might otherwise need higher levels of health care or long term care.
  • Approximately 1/3 of providers have closed in the past several years. A Medicaid rate adjustment will help to stabilize the program statewide in order to continue serving the citizens of Washington in need of assistance.
  • Please include $193,670 in the 2020 Supplemental Operating Budget for adult day rate increases.
  • If contacting Senators, urge them also to please include the $.05 increase for homecare agency administration rates.

If you’re calling:

  1. Dial 1-800-562-6000.
  2. Tell the call center you want to leave a message for your legislators. They will ask for your address so they know which district you live in.

Here are House Appropriations email addresses. Just click and your message will be all ready to send:

timm.ormsby@leg.wa.gov
june.robinson@leg.wa.gov
steve.bergquist@leg.wa.gov
laurie.dolan@leg.wa.gov
frank.chopp@leg.wa.gov
eileen.cody@leg.wa.gov
joe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov
drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov
zack.hudgins@leg.wa.govchristine.kilduff@leg.wa.govnicole.macri@leg.wa.gov

eric.pettigrew@leg.wa.gov
gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov

cindy.ryu@leg.wa.gov
 
tana.senn@leg.wa.gov
pat.sullivan@leg.wa.gov
 
gael.tarleton@leg.wa.gov
steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov
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