Moving the HME Industry Forward


AAHomecare in Action – 57% of Legislators Now Covered, But Significant Gaps Remain in Several States

January 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As AAHomecare first reported in early December, the association’s State Leaders Council is working with state and regional HME associations, AAHomecare membership, and other stakeholder groups to identify a primary and secondary assigned contact for every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

While AAHomecare members and other politically active individuals in the community have built strong relationships with legislators and delivered high-impact grassroots support for our public policy objectives in many states, it’s imperative to reach as close to 100% of Congress as possible.

Currently, there are identified contacts for 57% of Congress and 27 states are completely covered. However, there are 19 states with less than 50% of legislators covered, including eight with no contacts identified. See the complete accountability scorecard here.

Your Help Is Needed to Build Additional Grassroots Capacity

If your state isn’t among the 27 “100% covered” states noted below, please contact Ashley Plauche at to learn more about participating.

Congratulations to leaders in these “100% covered” states:
Alabama – Colorado – Connecticut – Idaho – Iowa – Kansas – Kentucky – Maine – Massachusetts – Michigan – Minnesota – Missouri – Montana – Nebraska – Nevada – New Hampshire – North Carolina – North Dakota – Ohio – Pennsylvania – Rhode Island – South Carolina – South Dakota – Tennessee – Vermont – Wisconsin – Wyoming

Azar Senate Finance Hearing Set for Jan. 9

WASHINGTON, DC – HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar is set for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, January 9.  AAHomecare has submitted questions for Azar to members of the Committee. The hearing can be viewed online here, starting at 10:00 am (ET) on Jan. 9.