Policy Positions

Welcome to the Policy page for LeadingAge national.

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 team regularly meets with lawmakers to educate them on the policy issues that impact our provider organizations, their employees, and the residents and families they serve.

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. Rules of the Road: The New CDL Clearinghouse and YOU

    What Is Required? CDL holders, and their employers, must register and report on their drug and alcohol testing violations through the new Clearinghouse. Specifically, CDL holders and their employers must report drug and alcohol program violations, negative return-to-duty (RTD) substance test results, and successful ...

  2. HUD Proposal Would Weaken Fair Housing Enforcement

    On January 14, HUD published a proposed rule that would replace a key Fair ...

  3. Home Health January 2020 Update

    The beginning of 2020 ushers in a number of changes for home health agencies. Login to learn about new members-only resources and LeadingAge home health advocacy goals in early 2020.

  4. Why It Matters: Medical Tax Deduction

    Here’s some great news for your residents – and your organization. The Senate approved the “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020!” And there’s a little section in there – Division Q (no, not Avenue Q…) that preserves the threshold for Medical Tax Deductions for another two years. What ...

  5. 2020 Congressional Calendar

    After its holiday break, Congress returned to work for votes in Washington, DC on January 7. Because 2020 is an election year, there are numerous Congressional district work periods (aka “recesses”). Every month but June and September include one, two or three weeks of district work periods. Congress expects to ...