Navigation Links
AAHSA Statement on House Ways and Means Committee Hearing
Date:6/24/2009

"Health Reform in the 21st Century: Proposals to Reform the Health System"

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) applauds the House Ways and Means Committee and its chair Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for addressing value of including long-term services and supports in health care reform legislation. Long-term services and supports are often ignored, despite their central role in America's health care crisis. The needs are great. The costs are high. Insurance coverage is nearly non-existent. This makes it simply unaffordable to care.

While health reform discussions have focused on the acute care system, we note that the principles that underlie this draft bill resonate in the long term services and supports field and mirror AAHSA's public policy and the policy adopted by well over 100 organizations representing aging services and other providers, consumer groups and persons with disabilities.

We are also pleased the committee's draft recognizes the value of improving the payment system for nursing homes and address critical workforce issues, access for beneficiaries, quality improvement and transparency.

What our country needs is a national insurance trust whose premiums provide cash benefits to pay for long-term services and supports experience. When we are well, we would pay premiums as we do for car or health insurance. An example is Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, included in health reform legislation proposed by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Every family faces the potential costs of long-term services and supports, and every family needs a structure for personal planning with the protection of a public program as well. AAHSA and its members look forward to working with Congress and the Administration on a comprehensive and badly-needed
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AAHSA Expert To Speak To Help Committee Briefing on Health Care Reform and Long-Term Services and Support
2. AAHSA Joins Sixty Aging and Disability Groups to Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform
3. AAHSA President Discusses Long-Term Care Solution at SCAN Foundation/Health Affairs Conference
4. AAHSA Statement on Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Health Reform in an Aging America
5. AAHSA Statement on CMS Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
6. Three AAHSA Leaders Named to NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 List
7. Samarion(SM) to Demonstrate Unprecedented Fall Prevention Component of Enterprise Quality Improvement System for LTC Facilities at the AAHSA 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition
8. AAHSA Survey and Certification Task Force: The System Is Broken and Cant Be Fixed
9. AAHSA Statement: Therapy Caps Ration Care
10. AAHSA Statement on Nursing Home Rating System
11. Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... Cytovance® Biologics, ... biopharmaceutical contract development manufacturing company (CDMO), announced today that it has entered into ... in cash. , The addition of Cytovance Biologics to Hepalink USA ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Susan Harris and the team at LifeStream ... to pre- and post-menopause, chemotherapy, and child birth. , The MonaLisa Touch ... to the vaginal tissue, revitalizing cells so they make more collagen, an essential component ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Rocky Hill, CT (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... Portal Companies List. , “The companies selected have the platforms required not only to ... training,” said Ken Taylor, President of Training Industry, Inc. , For six consecutive ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... firm that helps libraries, publishers and companies leverage key operational, technical, business ... the VIVO Project. Gunter Media Group, Inc., will provide VIVO related services ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 27, ... ... services and products, announced today that the new issue of Chairside® magazine, its ... the latest issue, Volume 10, Issue 3, as well as past issues of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Great Point Partners, LLC Announces that Hepalink USA Inc. Agrees to Acquire Cytovance Biologics, Inc. 2Health News:Great Point Partners, LLC Announces that Hepalink USA Inc. Agrees to Acquire Cytovance Biologics, Inc. 3Health News:Great Point Partners, LLC Announces that Hepalink USA Inc. Agrees to Acquire Cytovance Biologics, Inc. 4Health News:LifeStream Health Centre & MedSpa Announces New Treatment for Vaginal Discomfort 2Health News:LifeStream Health Centre & MedSpa Announces New Treatment for Vaginal Discomfort 3Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 2Health News:NetDimensions Named Among Top 20 Learning Portal Companies of 2015 3Health News:DuraSpace Selects Gunter Media Group, Inc. as a Registered Service Provider for VIVO 2Health News:DuraSpace Selects Gunter Media Group, Inc. as a Registered Service Provider for VIVO 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Releases Latest Issue of Restorative Dentistry Magazine Chairside in Print and Online 2Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Releases Latest Issue of Restorative Dentistry Magazine Chairside in Print and Online 3
... , , BATESVILLE, Ind., and ... today announced a strategic partnership agreement to integrate the Radianse ... system. With this move, Hill-Rom intends to extend its ... financial and technical obstacles for health care customers as they ...
... NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 2 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Chief Financial Officer of BioMarin, will present a company update at the ... at 4:25 p.m. ET. , , Interested ... the investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com . ...
... SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 2 Meda Pharmaceuticals ... (FDA) has approved ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, for ... rhinitis (SAR and PAR). New ASTEPRO Nasal Spray 0.15% ... for patients who suffer from seasonal allergies. ASTEPRO Nasal Spray ...
... /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- RainEarth Inc.,(OTC Bulletin Board: RNER; "the Company") announced ... publicized the creation of "Opinions of the,CPC Central Committee and ... Health Care System" ("Opinion"). , The ... a,doctor more easily. Reduced cost is the short-term goal and ...
... , , , , ... Mass., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... company that is developing and marketing Levulan(R) Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and ... Bob Doman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate ...
... , , , ... , a medical device company, today announced that its ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the direct delivery ... may be in the treatment of cancer. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hill-Rom and Radianse Announce Partnering Agreement to Integrate Location-Sensing Technology into NaviCare(R) Nurse Call 2Health News:Hill-Rom and Radianse Announce Partnering Agreement to Integrate Location-Sensing Technology into NaviCare(R) Nurse Call 3Health News:Hill-Rom and Radianse Announce Partnering Agreement to Integrate Location-Sensing Technology into NaviCare(R) Nurse Call 4Health News:BioMarin to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2Health News:MEDA Receives FDA Approval of New ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, the First and Only Once-Daily Nasal Antihistamine 2Health News:MEDA Receives FDA Approval of New ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, the First and Only Once-Daily Nasal Antihistamine 3Health News:MEDA Receives FDA Approval of New ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, the First and Only Once-Daily Nasal Antihistamine 4Health News:MEDA Receives FDA Approval of New ASTEPRO(R) (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, the First and Only Once-Daily Nasal Antihistamine 5Health News:RainEarth (RNER) Complies with Chinese Medical Service Reforms to Provide Better and Cheaper Blood Dialysis 2Health News:RainEarth (RNER) Complies with Chinese Medical Service Reforms to Provide Better and Cheaper Blood Dialysis 3Health News:DUSA Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 11th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Potential Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Now Available From Vascular Designs 2Health News:Potential Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Now Available From Vascular Designs 3Health News:Potential Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Now Available From Vascular Designs 4
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015  PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient ... the United States in a trial assessing ... for blockages in the main artery of the leg. The ... potentially less risk for stent fracture or re-narrowing after the ... multicenter clinical trial of the BioMimics 3D Stent System and ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... YORK , August 27, 2015 ... published by Persistence Market Research titled "Global Market ... Witness Highest Growth by 2021", the urinary catheters market is ... the end of 2015. It is anticipated to ... 2021, to reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 2015  QB3@953—a San Francisco ... California (UC) research institute and biotech accelerator— today ... identify and facilitate collaborations to translate early drug ... The agreement formalizes a relationship between QB3@953 ... and creates a new channel for DPAc to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Vascular Study 2Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 2Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 3Global Urinary Catheters Market Will Reach US$1,755.0 Mn by 2021: Persistence Market Research 4QB3@953 Signs Collaboration Agreement with GSK to Identify Early-Stage Drug Discovery Opportunities 2
... Berger Health System, recognized as one of the ... to AutoCarousel® HD by Talyst, a leader of pharmacy ... has a built-to-last 10 years guarantee. Berger ... is also implementing AutoPharm®, AutoPack™ and AutoLabel® to help ...
... Lineagen, Inc., an innovative molecular diagnostics company focused on ... nonprofit subsidiary of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, today ... validation of a blood-based assay for multiple sclerosis (MS). ... test that can aid clinicians in diagnosing MS, distinguishing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Berger Health System Partners With Pharmacy Automation Leader to Improve Patient Safety 2Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 2Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 3Lineagen and Fast Forward Collaborate to Develop Gene and Biomarker-Based Clinical Assays for Multiple Sclerosis 4
Cocoon Disposable Patient Warming Blankets are specially designed to prevent hypothermia and maintain normothermia in your patients. The soft warm coloured material is strong and resists tearing and ...
Similar to Model 530, but just 37 inches long and with only one drape....
2-ply material consisting of polyethylene film inner layer and non-woven outer layers....
Cocoon Disposable Patient Warming Blankets are specially designed to prevent hypothermia and maintain normothermia in your patients. The soft warm coloured material is strong and resists tearing and ...
Medicine Products: