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NAELA's public policy priorities for 2020.

Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers

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Veterans Pension Final Rule

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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

NAELA Celebrates US Court of Appeals for DC Circuit Decision on 1115 Medicaid Waiver
2/18/2020  Press Release
Judges Unanimously Decide Arkansas Waiver Does Not Meet Objectives of Medicaid
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NAELA Raises Concerns to State Treasurers About Allowing Representative Payees Control ABLE Accounts
2/12/2020  Announcement
This week at the the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) legislative conference, NAELA's Director of Advocacy, David M. Goldfarb, joined a panel to discuss a proposal to allow Social Security representative payees (rep payees) to be defin
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Joint NAELA Presentation on Federal and State Advocacy 2019 Year in Review and 2020 Priorities
2/11/2020  Announcement
On January's state advocacy call, NAELA presented on federal and state advocacy efforts in 2019 and highlighted federal and state advocacy priorities for 2020. (NAELA Member login required to view.)
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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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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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