Maine Health Care Association Meets with Senator Angus King’s Policy Staff

Representatives from the Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) and the American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) met with U.S. Senator Angus King's policy staff on Wednesday, November 3rd. The main topics of discussion included the work force crisis, facility closures, issues with agency staffing, and opportunities to recruit and retain workers. The group provided key updates on the staffing shortages in Maine and shared the MHCA issue brief document on the workforce crisis.
In addition, representatives also discussed the recent AHCA/NCAL letter to the Federal Trade Commission. Specifically, the letter requests that the FTC use its authority to protect consumers from anticompetitive and unfair practices and investigate and take appropriate action to ensure our nation's elderly and those with disabilities receive the quality care they deserve. We asked the Senator to support this effort, as well as initiatives to remove immigration barriers to those seeking U.S. employment.
MHCA thanks members John Bolduc, Executive Director of Odd Fellows and Rebekah's Home and Deb Fournier, COO at Maine Veterans' Homes, for joining the call to share their perspectives.
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