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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...