THERAPY 2000 makes Pediatric Home Therapy Day at Capitol a Huge Success

THERAPY 2000 descended on the Texas capitol Wednesday, February 20th to rally for pediatric in-home healthcare.  Kicking off the 83rd Texas Legislative session, over 100 therapists and staff from different in-home pediatric therapy companies across Texas joined together to advocate for their industry. The goal was to ensure that children of Texas with developmental delays and disabilities continue to get access to this much needed Medicaid covered care. Over 40 THERAPY 2000 therapists and staff joined the cause from the Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Houston and East Texas regions of the state. The Dallas area T2K advocates got on a bus at the corporate office at 5:45 AM, bright and early, to make it to a 9 AM pep rally held at the capitol. This motivational meeting was meant to brief therapists and home health advocates on important talking points to share in their scheduled meetings. This included how to best relay personal stories about their patients proving exactly how their industry betters the lives of the children they treat. Representative John Zerwas, M.D., voted one of the “Ten Best Legislators” by Texas Monthly for his work during the 81st and 82nd legislative sessions was one of the speakers. Zerwas has been recognized by the Texas Medical Association as a “Friend of Medicine” and Texas Hospital Association as a “Texas Hospital Advocate” for his commitment to healthcare for Texans. He represents the citizens of House District 28 and serves on the House Appropriations Committee as Chair of the Health and Human Services. His perspective coming from being a representative and medical doctor were invaluable in teaching the advocates how to effectively relate to the politicians and their staff the importance of pediatric in-home therapy. To sum it up he said, “(You) make a huge difference to the quality of life […]

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