Capitol Reflections

A weekly recap of LeadingAge advocacy activities in the nation's capital.

  1. Capitol Reflections - Week of March 13, 2017

    American Health Care Act Ready for House Vote Last week, the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and on Ways and Means voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA) for consideration on the House floor. We expect that vote to take place during the week of March 20. AHCA repeals and replaces portions ...

  2. Capitol Reflections - Week of March 6, 2017

    ACA Repeal and Replace The American Health Care Act was introduced on Monday, March 6. This legislation repeals portions of the Affordable Care Act and makes drastic changes to federal obligations under the Medicaid program, permanently capping payments regardless of cost and shifting risks to states, providers, and ...

  3. Capitol Reflections - Week of February 27, 2017

    President to seek $54 billion in cuts to non-defense programs LeadingAge is carefully watching developments around President Trump’s funding requests for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). On February 27, President Trump announced that he will request a $54 billion increase for defense spending and an equal cut to non-defense, ...

  4. Capitol Reflections - Week of February 20, 2017

    LeadingAge Grassroots Campaigns LeadingAge thanks its members for their advocacy on the regulatory reform, Medicaid, and affordable housing letter-writing and call-in grassroots campaigns. With your help, we’ve generated almost 10,000 letters and phone calls to lawmakers. But we must continue this advocacy ...

  5. Capitol Reflections - Week of February 13, 2017

    LeadingAge Call-In Campaign LeadingAge has extended its “Medicaid Call-in Days,” giving LeadingAge service providers and the seniors they serve the opportunity to engage with their lawmakers and urge them to oppose fundamental changes to Medicaid. Please take a moment to make ...