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. Bill to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Re-Introduced

    LeadingAge praises Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for re-introducing their bipartisan legislation, the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act, S. 309, as well as HR 4212 sponsored by  Reps. Linda Sanchez and Patrick  Meehan. This legislation would establish a new Community-Based Institutional ...

  2. Key Tool: RAD for PRAC Backgrounder

    This new resource tool explains why RAD for PRAC is needed and spells out where the Senate and House HUD appropriations bills stand on RAD for PRAC. For fiscal year 2018, HUD requested Congress to expand the RAD program to include PRAC communities. We are pleased that both the House-passed HUD appropriations bill ...

  3. Time to Enact Housing Credit Bills

    Bills in the House and Senate would expand and strengthen Housing Credits. We must show significant support for the bills to have them included in any tax reform package. Co-sponsorship of the bills is a clear way to show Congressional support. Urge Co-Sponsorship of House and Senate Housing Credit Bills Call ...

  4. Working with the ACTION Campaign

    LeadingAge is working with the ACTION Campaign to expand the Housing Credit by 50%, help the Housing Credit better serve extremely low-income older adults, and improve it as a housing preservation tool (Housing Credits are used to preserve aging Section 202 communities ...

  5. Medicaid On The Chopping Block, Again

    The U.S. Senate is, once again, considering legislation that would repeal critical parts of the Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid program. This is a "last ditch" effort to revive similar repeal legislation that failed to pass earlier this summer. The majority has been working under a budget resolution for FY 2017 ...