May 9, 2019
Sewell introduces bipartisan bill to expand access to home health care
Alabama Political Reporter
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama, introduced the Home Health Payment Innovation Act of 2019 on Wednesday. The legislation aims to preserve Medicare recipients’ access to health care services and home and to create new approaches to using these services.
Sewell said she has experienced firsthand the benefits of home health care. After her father endured a series of strokes, she said her mother needed help caring for him, and he was lucky to receive care from highly skilled and caring health care professionals from home. She said home health care is valuable for seniors, people with disabilities and people with limited mobility.
“Home health is a critical part of the equation of how we can best provide care to those who need it, particularly seniors in rural areas,” said Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-Louisiana, who is also a medical doctor. “This bill will ensure that there are no interruptions in the delivery of home health so that seniors can access the care they prefer. I look forward to working with Congresswoman Sewell and other members of this bipartisan coalition to pass this bill for the good of our seniors.”