Search Advocacy Topics

Search the public policy knowledgebase.

2018 Priorities

NAELA's public policy priorities for 2018.

Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers

Click here for the section 1115 waivers resource page.

NAELA Litigation Data Bank

Search the litigation data bank for amicus briefs and case notes.

Welcome to NAELA Advocacy

NAELA provides its members’ subject-matter expertise to policymakers on issues confronting the elderly and persons with disabilities. Learn the latest from our Advocacy Update below. Questions? Contact NAELA Sr. Manager, Public Policy David Goldfarb.

Advocacy Updates

NAELA Joins Advocates Urging CMS to Deny FL's Harmful Request to End Prior Quarter Coverage
6/13/2018  Announcement
NAELA joined other organizations in a letter urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Florida’s proposed Section 1115 waiver of Medicaid prior quarter coverage.
Read more
New Webpage on Section 1115 Waivers
6/6/2018  Announcement
On March 14, 2017 the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services signaled its intent to allow states to transform their Medicaid program using Section 1115 Waiver authority. This led to a wave of states seeking harmful restrictions by waiver.
Read more
Advocacy/Public Policy: The Program to Get People Out of Nursing Homes Expired
4/1/2018  News Article
Ensuring individuals with disabilities of all ages get services in the least restrictive setting is a top NAELA priority.
Read more
Budget Deal Includes Permanent Return to Ahlborn and Other Health Measures
2/26/2018  Announcement
Congress passed a major deal on February 9 to raise the budget caps for future spending by $300 billion over the next two years.
Read more
House Passes Radical Change to ADA Enforcement
2/26/2018  Announcement
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620) which undercuts current enforcement of the ADA.
Read more
Support to End Unnecessary Institutionalization Grows
2/26/2018  Announcement
The Disability Integration Act, which guarantees access to home and community-based services as a civil right, has garnered 81 co-sponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate.
Read more