Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) gave the opening keynote address to the attendees of the NAHC 28th Annual Meeting and Exposition. In his presentation, Congressman Waxman demonstrated a keen understanding of what's at stake:
- Many Seniors Fear nursing Homes more than Death
- Home Care is the most cost-effective way of caring for the elderly
- Healthcare spending needs to be reduced, but not at the expense of Home Care
As a recognition for the Congressman's longstanding support for the home care industry and his commitment to fight for home care now, he was awarded the Legislator of the Year award by NAHC president Val Halamandaris.