Tag Archives: support

NASW Urges Support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON DC—The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), today called on congressional Democrats to elect current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader in the new Congress set to begin this coming January. NASW is a long-time advocate of legislative goals championed by the Speaker, including strengthening human needs programs, supporting social justice legislation, and expanding women’s equality. NASW Executive ... Read More »

Help the NASW Foundation make a difference today

Social workers changes the lives of millions people every day. The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is a charitable organization created to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the advancement of social work practice Donations to the NASW Foundation help to bring tools and resources to thousands of social workers, or makes a big difference ... Read More »

Support The Child Welfare Workforce Improvement Act (S. 2837)

Take Action! S. 2837, The Child Welfare Workforce Improvement Act, was recently introduced by Senator Lincoln and aims to improve the child welfare workforce for the thousands of children and families who depend on this system every day. NASW lobbyists worked for many years to create this legislation, in collaboration with the Children’s Defense Fund and other coalition partners, and we ... Read More »

Letter of Support from NASW for H.R. 3962 "Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009"

Congress is working to pass major health care reform legislation, and the full House will consider a bill over the next several days that will meet many of the needs of the American populace. “The Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009,” (H.R. 3692) provides more affordable quality coverage for millions, calls for shared responsibility by individuals, employers and ... Read More »

Medicare Fee Schedule Update

Clinical social workers that participate in Medicare Part B will have their payment rates protected against a large cut provided the Senate acts favorably on the “Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009” (S. 1776). This legislation would permanently repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that determines future payment rates in Medicare and TRICARE. The SGR formula is frequently inappropriately ... Read More »

Economic Recovery, Supreme Court, Loan Forgiveness

Social Work and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 On February 13, 2009 Congress passed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed into law by President Obama on February 17.  Many provisions of the law may be of interest to Social Workers in a variety of fields.  Furthermore, as part of the Act, all departments and ... Read More »

Social Workers at the Republican National Convention

Social workers were in attendance at the RNC. “Nita Waddell, an alternate delegate from Hope, Ark., and retired social worker, said she liked McCain’s speech but that it was Palin’s address Wednesday that finally sold her on a ticket she had some misgivings about – mostly because of McCain’s support for campaign-finance-reform measures that conservatives view as an infringement on ... Read More »

Social workers still very much underpaid

Here is another response to the Social Work Reinvestment Act Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore Sun – August 25, 2008 Daphne McClellan and Elizabeth Clark’s column “It’s time for the givers to receive” (Commentary, Aug. 19) did an excellent job pointing out the need for Congress to support the Social Work Reinvestment Act. As a human resource professional in ... Read More »

Medicare Bill Near Completion; President Signs Medicaid Moratorium

Take Action! NASW had important issues at stake in the Congress this week as major bills concerning both Medicare and Medicaid moved closer to the President for signature. Medicare Bill Falters on the Senate Floor, Re-Vote ExpectedLast night 39 Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Medicare bill (H.R.6331). The Senate fell just one vote short of a necessary 60 votes ... Read More »

Action Needed Now: Medicare Bill Moves Back to Senate

Take Action! A crucial Senate floor vote on Medicare legislation is expected on Sunday, June 29. Email your Senators now, urging them to support “cloture” on HR. 6331. Send the message below to support passage of this important bill for clinical social workers. Simply enter your zip code and send this preformed letter. Message: I am writing as a constituent, ... Read More »