New House Republican Principles Will Secure the Future of Care, says Parkinson
Washington, DC – In light of the release of the House Republican Immigration principles this week, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) today released the following statement from President and CEO Mark Parkinson:
“We are encouraged by the House Republican principles that keep immigration reform front and center. The principles support a temporary worker program that will respond to the needs of aging Americans and set the stage for further House action to make immigration reform a reality.
“The workforce shortage plaguing health care, and long term care in particular, will not go away on its own. Comprehensive solutions that let business and industry play a leading role and meet the needs of aging Americans and the economy will move the country forward.
“We applaud House Republicans for being a catalyst in immigration reform and for their consideration of the solutions that we have brought forward. Our profession’s priority is keeping seniors and individuals with disabilities well cared for when they need it most. We are dedicated to continue working with Congress and the Administration to secure the future of the care through immigration reform.”
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahca.org or www.ncal.org.