Speeches & Testimony
Pew Supports Senators Capito and Blumenthal’s Compassionate Care Act
Bipartisan bill would improve care for Americans with advanced illness
The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced its support for the Compassionate Care Act of 2016 in a letter to the bill’s sponsors, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The bipartisan bill addresses a number of federal policy issues concerning advanced illness, including creation of quality measures and expansion of innovative palliative and end-of-life care models. Pew advocates for the development of innovative models of care designed to address the needs of people with serious and advanced illness.