Legislative Issues

Wyoming Medical Marijuiana 2019

Seat Elevation for CRT:                                                                                 Nationally 2018

·     Worked with Centers for Medicaid Services in 2018 & 2019  to expand seat elevation features for payment with the Item Collation.

Question 3 Nevada:                                                                               Nevada 2018

NO on 3 Co-chair:                                 

Ballot Issue for Question 3

  • Met with disability groups to educate members on voting no on question 3
  • Worked with county groups to help educate member on question 3.

CRT (Complex Rehab Technology Legislation)                         National 2009 – 2018

  • CRT Wheelchair Accessories legislation‐ finished with total of 172 supporters; 147 members of Congress.
  • Separate Benefit Category legislation‐ finished with total of 193 supporters; 173 members in House (74Rs/99Ds, 25W&M, 21E&C); 20 members in Senate (9Rs/11Ds, 4FIN, 3HELP).

  • Worked with Nevada Medicaid 2016 to 2018 on this issue.

Medicare DME Competitive Bidding Program                   Nationally 2006 to 2018

Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA 2008)                                                                                                             Nationally 2008

Boards and Committees

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Board 2014 to 2019. Wyoming & Pennsylvania.
  • Board of Directors for Three Rivers Center for Independent Living; Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

  • American Association with People with Disabilities Gala Committee.
  • National Council for Independent Living Committee Member Emergency Preparedness Committee & Transportation.
  • 2014 State of Pennsylvania Rehab Council: Governor Tom Corbett appointment.
  • Speaker: Crossroads, Pittsburgh PA; Women and Girls Event.
  • Guest on Anderson Cooper TV show in New York City 2013.   
  • 1994 Candidate Nevada State Assembly advanced to General Election.