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 Launches Exclusive Member-Only Regulatory Resource

    With regulatory initiatives and developments often taking center stage in members’ quest for operational compliance, the ability to quickly learn the basics and have access to more in-depth information about regulatory initiatives and developments becomes critical. With those needs in mind, LeadingAge has launched an exciting ...

  2. Initial Approval for 41 States' HCBS State Transition Plans

    To date 40 states have received initial approval and 7 states received final approval of their state transition plan.

  3. 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 ...

  4. What do We Want for FY19 HUD Funding?

    Contrary to President Trump’s request for a 14% cut to HUD funding (compared to the fiscal year 2017), LeadingAge seeks funding not just to preserve existing HUD-assisted homes, but also to expand both service-enriched affordable housing construction and the Service Coordinator program. We also oppose ...

  5. Resident Rights and Responsibilities Brochure Updated

    The Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has released an updated Resident Rights and Responsibilities brochure. It is available to download and print from the HUD website.   This document provides a summary of key ...