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2019 Priorities

NAELA's public policy priorities for 2019.

Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers

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Veterans Pension Final Rule

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NAELA Litigation Data Bank

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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

Big Changes to Retirement Policy and Extensions of NAELA Priorities in Spending Bill
12/17/2019  Announcement
On Monday, lawmakers introduced a spending package to fund the government through FY 2020. The legislation is anticipated to be law by the end of the week.
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NAELA Advocacy Alert - Time Is Running Out, We Need Your Help Today
12/16/2019  Newsletter
NAELA’s top congressional priorities, (a) Money Follows the Person and (b) requiring states to apply the spousal impoverishment protections for home and community-based services (HCBS), expire at the end of the year. Join a national call-in day to su
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NAELA Supports Legislation to Ban Binding Arbitration in LTC Facilities
12/11/2019  Announcement
Last week, Reps. Linda Sánchez and Jan Schakowsky introduced a bill to ban long-term care facilities from requiring or soliciting residents to enter into pre-dispute, binding arbitration agreements.
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Groups Call on Congress to Extend the Lower Medical Expense Deduction Threshold
12/11/2019  Announcement
NAELA joined 50 other organization in a letter led by AARP to make permanent the 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI) threshold to ​deduct medical expenses ​from the income tax.
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Bipartisan Senate Drug Pricing Bill Would Make NAELA's Top Priorities Permanent
12/11/2019  Announcement
Last Friday, the Chair and Ranking-member of the Senate Finance Committee released an update to their bill, the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act.
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NAELA Submits Comments on HUD's Proposed Rule to Implement HOTMA
11/20/2019  Announcement
On September 17, 2019, HUD published a proposed rule to revise HUD regulations related to Sections 102, 103, and 104 of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (HOTMA).
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