Local Students Push for Rehab Services
Today, I met with a group of students working on their Master’s Degrees in occupational therapy at Towson University. The students were on Capitol Hill to encourage lawmakers to support legislation expanding Medicare beneficiaries’ access to rehabilitation services.
This legislation will repeal limits on outpatient rehabilitation services like physical therapy and speech-language pathology currently provided to Medicare beneficiaries. These arbitrary dollar limits put the government between patients and doctors, restricting physicians’ ability to prescribe the best course of treatment for those most in need.
In addition to the Towson students, this bill enjoys widespread advocacy from physical therapists, who have visited me many times over the past several years. I have supported this legislation on their behalf as well as the skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation agencies, clinics and home health care providers in my district.
I want to thank the dedicated students of Towson University for championing this cause and participating in the democratic process.