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. Upcoming LeadingAge Webinars: RoPs Phase 3 and Trauma-Informed Care

    Join LeadingAge for two important webinars: On Sept. 27 you will hear an overview of important information for implementing Phase 3 Requirements of Participation (RoPs) regulations related to the State Operations Appendix PP for long-term care providers. And, on Oct. 3 uncover the guiding principles of trauma-informed care and ...

  2. CMS Proposes to Lift Unnecessary Regulations and Ease Burden on Providers

    On September 17, 2018, CMS released “proposed” new rules to remove unnecessary Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities. The providers prominently impacted from this new rule are Hospice and Home Health care. ...

  3. HUD Appropriators Rush to Finish Bill, Avoid CR

    The HUD funding bill is in a package of four appropriations bills, H.R. 6147. In addition to the Transportation-HUD bill, the package includes the agriculture, Interior-Environment, and Financial services bills. Unprecedented since 2008, Congress has already ...

  4. HUD Commissioner Montgomery at 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

    Commissioner Montgomery oversees HUD”s Office of Housing, which includes the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, Section 202 Housing for the Elderly, Section 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities, ...

  5. Housing and Homelessness: Impacts on Elders; Rural Areas

    As the population of older adults continues to grow, more and more are experiencing difficulties in finding and securing housing that is safe, affordable and that meets their needs. The new publication,