Brady receives ‘Champion for Healthy Seniors’ award

Pictured left to right: Lisa Glass with ROSS Communications; Heather Washburn, District Director for Rep. Brady; Leah Mueller, Manager, Senior Adult Services Department, Jewish Family Services; Janet Qureshi, Director of Case Management for Brady; Ann Tanabe, CEO BioHouston; Kai Wilkinson, District Intern for Brady; Rebecca Stanley, Director of District Operations for Brady; Thomas Mardik, Deputy District Director for Brady.

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) has been recognized as a “2018 Champion for Healthy Seniors” by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease in honor of his service on behalf of seniors in Texas. The award was presented to Brady’s district staff by a group of local healthcare and business advocates at Brady’s Conroe office.

“Improving the quality of the Medicare program for seniors and individuals with disabilities, while reducing legislative and regulatory burdens has always been a priority for me as a member, and now Chairman, of the House Committee on Ways and Means,” Brady stated.

“Congressman Brady’s years of service in continuing to work to protect the health care needs of seniors in Texas and across the country is indisputable,” said Dr. Kenneth Thorpe with the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.  “Our organization and patients across the state are grateful for his outstanding leadership to ensure through the Medicare Part D program that beneficiaries can continue to have affordable access to crucial prescription medications.”

The Champions for Healthy Seniors Award recognizes those Members of Congress who have exhibited outstanding leadership to protect Part D and the benefits it provides to millions of
seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their families.

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is an organization of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts. This internationally recognized group is committed to raising awareness of the rising rates of preventable and treatable chronic diseases. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, COPD, cancer, depression, obesity and heart disease, are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. 

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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