Tom Powers of VGM’s Government Relations team along with some Iowa DME suppliers were able to get face-to-face time with Congressman Loebsack (D-IA). The congressman has always been supportive of our efforts and he sits on the Energy and Commerce committee for which we are needing additional support.
Leila Wilkerson of Heritage Medical Equipment said, “It was a very nice event in a beautiful facility. I am from Congressman Loebsack’s district and have found him very interested and supportive of our industry and Sunday was no different. When we had finished talking with him he was on his phone sending an email regarding the negative impact competitive bidding will have in the rural areas. “
Danette Frauenholtz of University of Iowa Community HomeCare said, “I enjoyed the opportunity to support Congressman Loebsack who has been a great supporter of our industry. It was very clear from his message that he understands what it means to be rural America and how competitive bidding will affect providers in Iowa.”