Submitted by Shannon Gahs, Director, MD Government Affairs (GAO)
The legislature is technically in recess until January, so legislators are unreachable, right? Not at all! The Government Affairs Office (GAO) is using this time to get to know our key legislators, those who are likely to become champions for home health care issues because of their committee assignment, position of leadership or personal experiences. Legislators are less stressed in the “interim” or off-season, and it’s easier to have more in-depth conversations about the issues that impact our clients and the important work we do. We’re also developing rock-solid research and advocacy materials to make complicated issues easier to understand when these conversations return to session-pace.