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. Oppose Tax Legislation: Contact Legislators Now

    Take action against H.R. 1 now. The two bills passed by the House and Senate had differing provisions, which remain to be resolved by a House-Senate conference committee. Both houses then will have to vote on the final draft.  There is still time for us to defeat ...

  2. Money Follows the Person Bill Introduced

    LeadingAge commends Sens. Hatch and Wyden in the Senate Finance Committee for their leadership, and Sens. Portman and Cantwell for introducing the bipartisan ‘‘Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act’’ or ...

  3. A Better Future for Older Americans — If We Speak Up

    Next Avenue invited its 2017 Influencers in Aging to blog about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. Robyn Stone, senior vice president of research at LeadingAge, and one of this year's Influencers in Aging, wrote this post for Next Avenue.

  4. Training Videos for New LTC Survey Process

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released new Long Term care survey process training videos. The training videos are broken up into the sections of the survey including but not limited to:  Entrance Conference, Initial Pool, Observations, Interviews, Facility Tasks, Investigations and Closed Record Review. Please ...

  5. MedPAC Discusses Post-Acute and SNF Payment Recommendations

    The presentation began with MedPAC’s concerns about the current PAC payment systems including similarity of individuals treated across settings with separate payment structures, lack ...