Approximately 1,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy rallied on Capitol Hill before meeting with their members of Congress as part of PT Day on Capitol Hill, June 9, 2011.
The rally included addresses from Sens Jon Tester (D-MT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). Following the rally, participants went to prearranged meetings to seek support of the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (HR 1546/S 829), legislation that would repeal the cap on outpatient rehabilitative services for Medicare beneficiaries, the Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act (HR 1426/S 975), and the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (HR 469).
Watch the above video for highlights, and read firsthand accounts from rally attendees at the Moving Forward blog.
If you were unable to join us in Washington, DC, please capitalize on the rally's momentum by going to the Legislative Action Center to take action by writing to your members of Congress.
Attendee Blog Posts
Found the Purpose, by Mickie Hucke, PT, JD, of Washington
Stepping Up to the Plate, by Karen K. Swisher, PT, MPT, DPT, of California