The National Citizen’s Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR), in conjunction with the SEIU, has set up a toll free hotline to get people in touch with their Senators about the importance of S. 2641, the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act of 2008. To call, dial 1-866-544-7573. After a brief message about the bill, you will be asked to press “1” to be connected to a Capitol operator. Ask for your senator’s office. (Senators are listed in order by State on the Senate website, if you need to find their names.) According to NCCHNR, When the senator’s office answers, identify yourself and say:
“Please ask Senator ______ to co-sponsor S. 2641, the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act. The bill is sponsored by Senators Grassley and Kohl. Nursing home residents and their families in Illinois are strongly supporting this bill.”
The Act would improve publicly available resources and information about nursing homes, increase transparency of Medicare and Medicaid spending in nursing homes, shed light on nursing home ownership, and improve the consumer complaint process. See NCCHNR’s website for information on the Act and be sure to call.
See NCCNHR’s website here.