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. CAST Members Announce Acquisitions, Awards, and New Projects

    MatrixCare To Be Acquired by ResMed for $750 Million MatrixCare will be acquired by ResMed for $750 million by the end of the year, McKnight’s Senior Living ...

  2. CMS Rule Could Expand Access to Telehealth

    A proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that expands access to telehealth services could be a win for home health providers and technology vendors, according to a recent article in Home Health Care News (HHCN), as well as patients.   In October, CMS proposed a rule that would ...

  3. Aging Services After the 2018 Midterm Elections

    Lame Duck Session Congress returns the week of November 12 with only 12 legislative days to tackle unfinished appropriations bills, among other priorities. The HUD fiscal year 2019 (FY19) appropriations bill is one that has yet to be enacted. ...

  4. Housing: Post-Election Players and Issues

    Lame Duck Session Congress returns the week of November 12 with only 12 legislative days to tackle unfinished appropriations bills, among other priorities. The HUD fiscal year 2019 (FY19) appropriations bill is one that has yet to be enacted. The 2019 fiscal year began October 1; federal programs with ...

  5. Affordable Housing Highlights from Philadelphia

    Housing Policy Forum HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Programs Lamar Seats spoke at the Housing Policy Forum in Philadelphia. This year’s Housing Policy Forum also featured Linda Couch, LeadingAge’s Vice President for Housing Policy. The forum included an update on the facts and figures ...