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. Who is Hurt by Housing Cuts?

    I was at home cooking dinner one recent evening when I checked my phone and found 3 missed calls and 1 voicemail, all from the same number. The voicemail was from Sue, ...

  2. Growing Demand for Services with Less Funding Under President’s Budget Request

    In FY 2018, the President's Budget maintains funding for the Supportive Services program and the Family Caregiver program  that fund adult day services, transportation, respite and in-home services; Lifespan Respite Care program; Alzheimers ...

  3. Older Adults Lose Out With Budget Proposal

    In the face of growing senior homelessness, the budget contains major cuts in senior housing programs. Despite bipartisan calls for more home- and community-based services options for seniors to remain in their own homes, the budget would slash funding for cost-effective programs like Meals on Wheels that ...

  4. Providers Get Less, Residents Pay More Under Trump HUD Request

      The White House’s FY18 budget request for HUD: Provides insufficient funding to renew the 97,900 Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACs) up for renewal in ...

  5. Breaking Advocacy News - Week of May 22, 2017

    Ask Your Representative To Support Nursing Home Regulatory Reform The present system of nursing home oversight is overly burdensome and counterproductive to high-quality nursing home care. Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) is asking his colleagues in the House of Representatives to join him in signing a