Full Committee Hearing

A National Tragedy: COVID-19 in the Nation’s Nursing Homes

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Virtual Hearing

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Member Statements

  1.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)
  2.  Mike Crapo (R - ID)


  1. Adelina Ramos
    Certified Nursing Assistant
    SEIU District 1199 New England
    Greenville , RI
  2. Denise Bottcher
    State Director
    AARP Louisiana
    Baton Rouge , LA
  3. Quiteka Moten, MPH, CDP
    State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
    State of Tennessee
    Nashville , TN
  4. R. Tamara Konetzka, Ph.D.
    Louis Block Professor of Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Sciences
    The University of Chicago
    Chicago , IL
  5. John Dicken
    Director, Health Care
    United States Government Accountability Office
    Washington , DC
  6. David Gifford, MD, MPH
    Chief Medical Officer
    American Health Care Association
    Washington , DC

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