The visit to Capitol Hill was quite productive! Our visitation team which I led included both doctors and students. We visited 23 offices of Florida congressmen (and women) and were very well received.Our bills included expansion of health benefits for active military personnel and their dependents, improved chiropractic access for veterans, and opportunities for new graduates to reduce student loan debt by working in an underserved region of the country. The photos attached are from our visit to Rep. Ted Deutch (my congressman, standing next to me-FCA President Dr. Mike Roberts, seated), and another with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who was present when I received the ACA-PAC Leadership Award for this year.
My office will be closed on Wednesday, February 24 because I’ll be visiting Washington DC to speak with our legislators on Capitol Hill. I’ve been making these annual trips for well over 20 years and the topics of conversation will include expanding healthcare benefits under Medicare as well as expanding healthcare benefits for returning veterans.
As many of you know, I’ve been a fierce advocate for healthcare rights, not only during the years I spent as a state legislator in Tallahassee but also in the work I’ve done for both the Florida and American Chiropractic Associations. I will be posting a more complete description of my activities, and hopefully, successes on Capitol Hill when I return from the trip.