Legislation and Laws
Articles, analyses and general information about legislation and laws that relate to aging and the services that LeadingAge members offer.
On Aug. 5, Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S. 2000), a bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into "Veterans Care Agreements with providers."
The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236) was signed into law by President Obama on July 31.
The Veterans Access to Extended Care Act of 2015 (S.739) was introduced in the U.S. Senate on March 16 by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), and was then referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.
On July 29, 2015 the PACE Innovation Act of 2015 (H.R. 3243) was introduced by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ-4), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX-8), and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA-7), with 15 other representatives. LeadingAge strongly supports this legislation.
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 (S. 192) was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate on July 16. LeadingAge strongly supports this measure, which now moves on to the U.S. House of Representatives Education and Workforce Training subcommittee for consideration.