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. New Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations Launched

    The center’s goal is to be a one-stop shop of tools, resources, and education members need to succeed in managed care, integrated services, and other alternative payment models. Resources ...

  2. DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule

    The proposed rule would deny entry to individuals seeking admission to the United States or adjusting their immigration status to become a permanent resident (a green card holder) if there is any likelihood that the individual will become a “public charge” ...

  3. LeadingAge Shares CAST Telehealth Demonstrations Models with Senate Aging Committee

    Senate Aging Committee Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA), held an October 3, 2018, hearing that focused on a variety of ways to reduce the cost of health care. The hearing featured witnesses representing patients, physicians, employers and ...

  4. Senate Special Committee on Aging Statement for the Record

    LeadingAge Statement for the Record Patient-Focused Care: A Prescription to Reduce Health Care Costs Senate Special Committee on Aging

  5. Nursing Homes Reprieved on Quality Reporting Noncompliance

    We met with CMS officials on behalf of these members and worked with them to help them make sense of the issues and reconsideration process and correct their data to achieve this positive outcome.  While we are pleased with ...