On January 15, 2020, Steve Gleason was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. Mr. Gleason was honored for his work on behalf of individuals with ALS and other debilitating conditions, including through his organization Team Gleason. Center for Medicare Advocacy Executive Director Judy Stein and Associate Director Kathy Holt, who sits on the board of Team Gleason, were honored to attend the ceremony. The Center is proud to partner with Team Gleason on several initiatives, including legislation advancing Medicare’s coverage of Speech Generating Devices through the 2015 Steve Gleason Act and the 2018 Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act.
- A video of the award ceremony is available here.