Capitol Reflections

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

  1. 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 ...

  2. Capitol Reflections - Week of February 6, 2017

    Nursing Home Requirements of Participation: Halt Implementation Now  In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a new rule setting out requirements of Medicare and Medicaid participation for nursing homes. The new rule compounds the existing problems with the oversight system ...

  3. Capitol Reflections - Week of January 30, 2017

    Peek at Budget Expected on February 28 On February 28, the same day that President Donald Trump will give a speech to a joint session of Congress, he is also expected to ...

  4. Capitol Reflections - Week of January 23, 2017

    President Trump’s first act sets stage for reducing federal regulations One of President Trump’s first acts after being sworn in was to sign an executive order addressing implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The executive order, entitled Executive ...

  5. Capitol Reflections - Week of January 16, 2017

    Week of January 16, 2017 ACA Repeal Last week was another blockbuster week in Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed S. Con. Res. 3, a resolution setting forth budget amounts for the remainder of FY 2017, and providing a path to ...