AHCA/NCAL Responds to House Passage of the Protecting Access to Care Act Bill
Washington, D.C. — The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson today issued the following statement regarding the House passage of the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (H.R.1215), which would reform health care liability laws.
“Long term and post-acute care providers deliver critical care to more than one million seniors and people with disabilities and employ millions more. Rising liability costs to an already underfunded sector not only threaten access to care but can also cost jobs. This legislation helps at a time when we need it the most. Now more than ever, it’s important to preserve dwindling resources to improve the lives of those who need it and deserve better. We applaud the passage of this bill and look forward to working with members of the Senate.”
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 13,000 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.