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.

Recent Activity

Select a News Topic

  1. Appropriator: Section 202 a Crucial Lifeline

    Representative Wasserman-Schultz spoke passionately for her amendment, which raised the bill’s FY19 funding for HUD’s Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program to the program’s enacted funding level for fiscal year 2018. “One of our most important responsibilities as members of Congress is ...

  2. Senate Committee Examines Healthcare Workforce Shortage

    In commending the HELP Committee for its attention to workforce issues, LeadingAge President Katie Smith Sloan stated, “This is one of the top concerns of our members in all parts of the country. In the long-term ...

  3. NLRB Mulling Rulemaking to Address Joint-Employer Standard

    The joint-employer standard comes into play when 2 or more businesses share control and responsibility over certain employees and is most often seen in the context of franchise operations, subcontracting arrangements and, in the case of LeadingAge members, use of contract workers. If joint-employment is found to exist, ...

  4. FY2019 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Analysis – Part III: PDPM Summary

    LeadingAge staff will provide analysis on the three key aspects of the FY2019 SNF PPS proposed rule, which CMS issued April 27, 2018:  SNF prospective payment rates including a proposal for a new case mix methodology to replace the current RUGs-IV, called Patient-Driven Payment Model; Updates ...

  5. House HUD Funding Bill Covers Renewals, Not New Construction

    The bill provides significantly more funds compared to what the Administration has requested for FY19 as well as some increases over FY18 funding levels. For the Section 202 program, the bill provides $632M. The FY18 funding bill for HUD provided $678M for the 202 account, of which $105 million is for new construction. ...