Lawmakers to hold press conference on the need for PACE reforms

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall and Rep. Karen Whitsett will hold a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the need for reforms to the state’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to advance policies that help seniors avoid placement in nursing homes during and after the global pandemic.

Who:
• Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, chairman of the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee
• Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, member of the House Health Policy Committee
• Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones
• Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell
• The Rev. Wendell Anthony, pastor of Fellowship Chapel in Detroit
• André Spivey, Detroit City Council member
• The Rev. Horace Sheffield, pastor of New Destiny Christian Fellowship church in Detroit

What:
A press conference to discuss the need for reforms to the state’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to advance policies that help seniors avoid placement in nursing homes during and after the global pandemic.

When:
Wednesday, March 3 at 8:30 a.m.

Where:

Via Zoom videoconferencing.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89939678358?pwd=NUxwd214a3dobUJuUEVVMXBsUU5Tdz09
Meeting ID: 899 3967 8358
Passcode: 364473