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. Bi-Partisan Senate Bill Introduced to Amend CNA Training Lock-Out

    LeadingAge is pleased to announce our support for S. 2993, the Ensuring Seniors Access to Quality Care Act, introduced by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Scott (R-SC). This bill is similar to H.R. 4468, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act, in that both bills eliminate the automatic loss of certified nurse training authority ...

  2. Nursing Homes: LeadingAge Tells Senate More Punishment Won't Work

    The committee's jurisdiction includes Medicare and Medicaid, giving it responsibility for nursing home payment systems at the federal level as well as the oversight system under OBRA '87. The committee's Chair and Ranking Member, Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), both have long-standing interest in nursing ...

  3. Workforce Shortages: Bold Solutions from LeadingAge

    The IMAGINE initiative offers a path forward for policy makers who want to help providers of aging services address growing workforce challenges.

  4. House Roundtable on Tenant Empowerment

    On December 5, LeadingAge participated in an invitation-only roundtable with House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA), Representatives Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) to discuss a draft Tenant Empowerment Act.

  5. Aging Services Issues: Capitol Hill Status

    The federal government is now operating under a continuing resolution set to expire on December 20. By then, the congressional leadership needs to work out a longer-term spending agreement to prevent a pre-holiday government shutdown. This end-of-the-year spending measure may well become the proverbial “Christmas tree”, a ...