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Medicare Advocacy Shifts to Senate

Submitted by @David Bergman The House released its fifth COVID-19 relief package on Tuesday and counselor Medicare language was not included. While this is a setback, we still have the opportunity to pass of our legislation. At the direction of our congressional champions, AMHCA is now...


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Urgent Need for Grassroots this weekend to Include Counselors in Medicare

Submitted by @David Bergman The House is developing its next COVID-19 relief package and counselors are urged to contact your Representative in support of including our Medicare legislation (H.R. 945 ) in it. Congress will be working through the weekend to decide what is going into the House...


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New Stimulus Package Aimed at Small Businesses and Hospital

President Trump signed Economic Stimulus Package 3.5 into law on April 24, as the unemployment crisis deepened, a stark illustration of how federal policymakers continue trying to rescue an unraveling economy. The legislation will restart a small-business loan program that was swamped by early...


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Statement by the AMHCA Ethics Committee on “The need for States to offer licensure portability during the COVID-19 pandemic”

The AMHCA Ethics Committee has developed a statement on state portability issues that has been forwarded to state counseling boards and related state agencies and officials. As an AMHCA member, please contact your state counseling board and state legislators if they reside in the state that...


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Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, following U.S. House of Representatives action on the legislation several days earlier. President signed the bill into law immediately. The legislation focuses on the anticipated economic toll of the COVID...


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Message from AMHCA's CEO

Hello AMHCA Members: I hope everyone is doing well given the circumstances. As we work through this time of uncertainty during this period of COVID-!9, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe – not to mention the physical distancing, round-the-clock-news and empty grocery...