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NAELA members, working together and learning from one another, have broad experience with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities.

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NAELA sponsors continuing education programs for attorneys and provides publications and educational materials to members.

Advocacy

NAELA leads and advocates on public policy issues facing members’ clients and their families.

News

Record Number of U.S. Senators Sign Letter Supporting Medicare Advantage

01/26/2017  Story

A record 65 United States Senators took a stand yesterday to protect seniors with Medicare Advantage (MA).
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Trump Medicare Promise Causes Heartburn for GOP

01/11/2017  Story

Time and again on the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to his supporters that he wouldn’t gut Medicare as president. Trump’s incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus, doubled down on that position over the weekend, insisting that his boss wouldn’t “meddle” with Medicare or Social Security. But a week before Trump’s inauguration, that campaign promise is already encountering fierce resistance from Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control of Their Care

01/9/2017  Story

About 1.4 million residents of nursing homes across the country now can be more involved in their care under the most wide-ranging revision of federal rules for such facilities in 25 years.
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Early Alzheimer’s Gene Spells Tragedy For Patients, Opportunity For Science

01/10/2017  Story

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes.
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Updates

New Maine Governor Rejects 1115 Waiver
1/23/2019  Announcement
Yesterday, Maine's new Governor, Janet Mills, informed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that Maine would not move forward with its 1115 Medicaid waiver.
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NAELA Celebrates Success in CTNAELA, et. al. v. Bremby
1/14/2019  Press Release
In August 2017, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Connecticut Chapter requested a grant as it sought injunctive and declaratory relief against the Connecticut Department of Social Services for failing to make available to the public
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NAELA Celebrates 70th Anniversary of UN Human Rights Day
12/10/2018  Press Release
December 10, 2018, will mark 70 years since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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NAELA Celebrates Favorable Result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust
12/5/2018  Press Release
NAELA celebrated a favorable result in Greenhaven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center v. Foust, which involves the nursing home residents’ right to retain their home as “homestead” property after entering a nursing home.
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Update on Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services
12/5/2018  News Story
In February 2018, NAELA and the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) filed an amicus brief in Cox v. Iowa Department of Human Services arguing that funding a d-4-C trust by an individual over age 64 was governed by the Medicaid trust statute, 42 U.S.C. § 139
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