For Immediate Release
Senator Debbie Stabenow To Receive Highest Legislative Honor From American Ambulance Association
To Be Recognized As AAA Legislator of the Year
Washington, DC – The American Ambulance Association (AAA) will honor Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan with its Legislator of the Year Award in appreciation of her advocacy for emergency medical services.
Senator Stabenow is invited to receive this honor at the AAA’s Annual Stars of Life Recognition Ceremony on June 11 in Washington, D.C.
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. The Stars of Life program pays tribute to the dedication of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. This year, 100 EMS professionals will be honored as 2018 Stars of Life. In addition to Senator Stabenow’s recognition as 2018 Legislator of the Year, 34 United States Senators and Representatives will receive Legislative Recognition Awards for their support of ambulance services.
Senator Stabenow was selected for the Legislator of the Year Award in thanks for leading the effort in the United States Senate that secured a five-year extension of the Medicare ambulance temporary add-on increases of 2% urban and 3% urban and the super rural bonus payment. Senator Stabenow also ensured that other key provisions for the industry were included in the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Senator Stabenow continues to go above and beyond to ensure that EMS in Michigan and across the country, receive sustainable reimbursement.
AAA President Mark Postma notes, “Senator Stabenow has been a trusted advocate for health care and emergency medical services, both in Michigan and across our country. The AAA is proud to present her with the distinction of Legislator of the Year Award.”
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, Senator Stabenow is the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, and Co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus.
In recognition of her ongoing service to the ambulance services of the United States, AAA is proud to call Senator Stabenow our Legislator of the Year.
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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, 100 EMS professionals will be honored as the 2018 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.