Congressman Peter Roskam Receives
2017 AAA Legislative Recognition Award
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC – The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Congressman Peter Roskam of Illinois with a Legislative Recognition Award in appreciation of his advocacy for emergency medical services.
Congressman Roskam will be presented the honor in June in Washington, DC by AAA’s Illinois Stars of Life—EMS personnel selected for their excellence and dedication. This year’s Stars from the Prairie State are Eric Eizenga, Kyle Wolber, and Ellen Fleming of Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service as well as Jeff Odenthal of Abbott EMS/American Medical Response.
Congressman Roskam was selected for his support of the Medicare ambulance temporary add-on increases and the super rural bonus payment.
AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Congressman Roskam has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Illinois and across our country.”
Congressman Roskam has represented Illinois’s 6th congressional district since 2007. He is the current Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, as well as a member of the Subcommittee on Health.
In appreciation of his ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to honor Congressman Roskam with a Legislative Recognition Award.
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About the American Ambulance Association
Founded in 1979, the AAA represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States that participate in emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation. The Association serves as a voice and clearinghouse for ambulance services, and views prehospital care not only as a public service, but also as an essential part of the total public health care system.
AAA Stars of Life
The Stars of Life program celebrates the contributions of ambulance professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life honors the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 101 EMS professionals will be honored as the 2017 Stars of Life. Meet the stars at www.stars.ambulance.org.
AAA Mission Statement
The mission of the American Ambulance Association is to promote health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provide research, education, and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve.