A contingent from the Urgent Care Association (UCA) descended on Congressional offices to school lawmakers and their staffs on the important role urgent care plays in the healthcare continuum. Coinciding with the UCA Urgent Care Convention & Expo at nearby National Harbor, the visit put 15 UCA representatives face-to-face with 75 congressional staffers, including those who work on committees with jurisdiction over Medicaid and veteran’s healthcare. In addition to giving lawmakers a better idea of how urgent care centers operate, the UCA members sought support for upcoming legislative initiatives that could facilitate more efficient use of urgent care by more patients covered under various federal insurance plans. (For more on the UCA reps’ time on the Hill—and to learn what you can do to make sure your voice is heard—read UCA Representatives Take to the Hill to Meet with Congressional Offices in the next issue of JUCM.)

UCA Takes to Capitol Hill
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