Policy Positions

Part of being the trusted voice for aging is advocating for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement, and make this country a better place to grow old. LeadingAge's advocacy and health policy teams regularly meet with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

As nonprofit organizations, our members’ tax-exempt status is critical in order to continue to provide quality services to residents. No matter the threat or burning issue we are fighting, we are committed to advocating for the rights of all older adults to have access to affordable services and housing.  

Take a look at our current top policy positions below and keep track of our weekly activities in the Breaking Advocacy News section, find out the latest Regulatory Information and make your voice heard by one of many Grassroots activities.

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  1. Housing Appropriations Heats Up

    The April 19 letter from 34 Senators requesting full renewal funding and a doubling of the new construction resources, compared to the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) HUD appropriation, was led by Senate Banking, Housing ...

  2. LeadingAge Thanks President and Congress on 2018 Housing Funding

    Part of our advocacy always has to be asking policymakers for legislative and regulatory changes to benefit the people we serve. It is equally important for us to thank policymakers when they have taken favorable actions. Because policymakers so seldom receive any thanks for the work they do, recognition sends a particularly ...

  3. LeadingAge Tells Congress No on a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment

    Regarding the amendment, Katie Smith Sloan, CEO and President of LeadingAge, said: "We understand the need for fiscal responsibility and the dangers of escalating debt. It was for that very reason that we urged Congress last fall not to pass tax legislation that will increase budget deficits by at least $1.2 trillion over ...

  4. LeadingAge Promotes Workforce Legislation

    The Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act, H.R. 3461, would establish demonstration projects to test the use of direct-care workers - nursing assistants, home health aides, or personal care aides - in advanced roles. These demonstration projects would study care coordination ...

  5. Medicare Policy and Technical Updates for 2019

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will be publishing a final rule in the Federal Register on April 16, 2018 with policy and technical changes to various Medicare programs for contract year 2019. This ...