NASW participated in two White House conference calls this week on health care reform.
- Conference call with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sibelius and Mary Wakefield, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding new funding for health care professions training. See http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/07/20090728c.html for the press release. For information about the National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Program for clinical social workers, visit our loan forgiveness page.
- Conference call with Tina Tchen, White House Office of Public Engagement and with Christina Romer, Chair, Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) regarding small business and health care reform. Romer was online yesterday holding a live chat to answer questions on small business and health insurance reform. If you are a member of the social network LinkedIn, go take part in the discussion she has initiated there. Click here for a video by President Obama on this topic. He discusses a key factor that has been considered in the development of the health insurance reform proposals that are being considered: the impact of reform on small business.