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Articles by Andrew Mangione

About The Author

Andrew J. Mangione Jr. is the Vice President, Government Relations, for AMAC and serves as the lead legislative and government contact in Washington, DC. He is also responsible for national grassroots outreach and developing strategic relationships.

Adding Insult to Injury: CMS Proposes Additional Cuts to Medicare Home Healthcare

By – Andrew Mangione The hits just keep on coming. AMAC has learned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed yet another reduction in funding for Medicare home healthcare services. The proposed $58 million cut would reduce... Read More

President Obama’s Pathetic VA Press Conference

by Andrew Mangione President Barack Obama spoke at a press conference on Wednesday, May 21, regarding the lack of accountability, long wait times for care and falsifying records scandals that are plaguing the Veterans Administration. True to form, and as is... Read More

Action Packed Week for AMAC in Washington

by Andrew Mangione Coming off an action-packed week in Washington, D.C., AMAC has a number of positive items to report to our 1.2 million members across the country. First, AMAC continues to conduct face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their... Read More

Hearing to Address Medicare Payment Reform

by Andrew Mangione AMAC looks forward to the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee’s upcoming hearing entitled, “Keeping the Promise: Site of Service Medicare Payment Reforms.”  The hearing, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 21, is part... Read More

One Marine’s Tears

AMAC Town Hall with Congressman Trent Franks by Andrew Mangione - One of the things I love most about my responsibilities as our association’s governmental representative is the opportunity to fly around this great land and meet AMAC members at their local... Read More

AMAC Call to Action Gets Results: CMS Shelves Regulatory Changes to Medicare Part D – For Now

by Andrew Mangione -  CMS shelves regulatory changes to Medicare Part D – for now -  We asked and you responded.  Well over 1,400 AMAC members made calls to their Congressional representatives and Senators through this week requesting that Medicare Part... Read More

Victory for Medicare Part D

by Andrew Mangione – AMAC was one of many stakeholders that successfully fought to protect the Medicare Part D prescription drug program and to uphold choice for the 39 million mature Americans and seniors participating in this important health care... Read More

Curtail Frivolous Lawsuits Filed Against Health Care Providers in Kentucky SB 119

While AMAC remains highly engaged with action being taken at the Federal level, AMAC also monitors important legislative movements at the State level.  Today, AMAC is pleased to draw attention to a sensible bill that was passed by the Kentucky State... Read More

AMAC to Attend Patriots Rally for Freedom

by Andrew Mangione - AMAC has been invited to participate in the Patriots Rally for Freedom on March 15, 2014, at the Cool River Ranch located just outside of San Marcos, Texas. The event, billed as a day-long fun, family-oriented festival, features top... Read More

Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act

AMAC is pleased to announce support for a critical bicameral bill that seeks to restore integrity to American welfare programs.  The “Welfare Reform Act and Upward Mobility Act,” introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) in the Senate and Representative Jim... Read More

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