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. LeadingAge Urges Increased Funding for HCBS Programs in 2019

    The House Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee drafted the fiscal 2019 bill with an allocation allowing for no increases in total spending on the programs within the subcommittee's jurisdiction over the levels provided for 2018.  LeadingAge joined other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations ...

  2. New QuickCast Explores Rent Proposals

    This QuickCast is a fast way for members to get up to speed on HUD and Congressional proposals to change how rents of HUD-assisted residents, including older adult residents, would be calculated.  As part of its fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, HUD has proposed to do away with medical expense deductions ...

  3. Revised Memorandum to Prevent Legionella Infections

    The memorandum has been revised to Clarify Expectations for Providers, ...

  4. Aging Services Issues Update

    Most of our legislative activity now is focused on housing and home- and community-based services appropriations for 2019. House and Senate appropriations committees are marking up legislation and the congressional leadership wants to get individual spending bills done before the new fiscal year begins on ...

  5. Patient-Driven Groupings Model Proposed for Home Health

    In their press release, CMS Administrator Seema Verma says “The redesign of the home health payment system encourages value over volume ...