Navigation Links
AAHSA Statement on Senate Health Reform Bill
Date:11/18/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) commends Senator Reid (D-Nev.) for his leadership on ensuring that the Community Living and Supportive Services (CLASS) Plan provisions are included in the Senate's health reform bill. Long-term services and supports are an essential part of health care and the financing of them is in dire need of reform. We are also grateful to Sen. Dodd (D-Conn.) for carrying the torch for Sen. Kennedy on the CLASS provisions, Sen. Gregg (R-NH) for bringing bipartisan support with his significant contributions to the CLASS Plan, and Sen. Baucus (D-Mont.) for offering improvements in Medicaid and Medicare that will help seniors and younger people with disabilities.

These Senators join Rep. Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Rangel (D-N.Y.) Rep. Dingell (D-Mich.), and Rep. Pallone (D-N.J.), who all took leadership roles in the House's health reform bill, which also includes CLASS. Rep. Barton (R-Texas) brought bipartisan support through his floor statements on CLASS.

The CLASS provisions were carefully crafted to ensure affordability, accessibility and fiscal solvency. Participation would be voluntary and the premiums will cover the costs, not placing any drain on the federal budget. The result would be a system that supports America's families and has the potential for significant Medicaid savings.

We urge the Senate to join the House and keep provisions in the health reform bill that will make it affordable to care for families and caregivers.

About AAHSA

The members of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org) help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Our 5,800 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. AAHSA's commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.

SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging


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

Related medicine news :

1. AAHSA Statement on Senate Finance Committees Health Reform Bill
2. AAHSA Statement on the Passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy
3. AAHSA Statement on Long-Term Services and Supports CBO Scoring
4. AAHSA Statement on House Ways and Means Committee Hearing
5. AAHSA Expert To Speak To Help Committee Briefing on Health Care Reform and Long-Term Services and Support
6. AAHSA Joins Sixty Aging and Disability Groups to Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform
7. AAHSA President Discusses Long-Term Care Solution at SCAN Foundation/Health Affairs Conference
8. AAHSA Statement on Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Health Reform in an Aging America
9. AAHSA Statement on CMS Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes
10. Three AAHSA Leaders Named to NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 List
11. Samarion(SM) to Demonstrate Unprecedented Fall Prevention Component of Enterprise Quality Improvement System for LTC Facilities at the AAHSA 2008 Annual Meeting & Exposition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... MedPro Waste Disposal, LLC (MedPro) is proud to ... offers its mail back service for an all-inclusive rate. MedPro Disposal President, Dan Hansen, ... service to all of the clients in the country who are looking for an ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Further establishing itself as ... that the new WHIMZEES Variety Value Boxes were selected from over 1,000 entrants as ... Award. , WHIMZEES natural dental chews for dogs are a favorite product among ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... Dr. ... linking dental health and cognitive decline. According to the research, which was published in ... some degree of cognitive decline, and about 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. The ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Rafael, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... The 2016 World Ultimate & ... Nike Ultimate Camp at Manhattan College, made the cut. The WUGC is being held in ... National Teams won the gold in the men’s division, another gold in the women’s masters ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... According to an American Psychological Association article, the ... before the age of 18. Of those who survive, many still face effects as ... , In her new book, Lyah! Lyah! Pants on Fyah!, she shares stories from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... 2016   ... sur le trimestre, soutenu par une croissance de ... Croissance de +16% des ventes aux hôpitaux et ... Technologies (Euronext : MKEA, FR0010609263 ; OTCQX : MKEAY), inventeur de ... son chiffre d,affaires pour le premier trimestre clos ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... -- Elekta today announced that its leading-edge ... focal point of seven scientific presentations at ESTRO 35, ... & Oncology, taking place April 29 - May 3. ... and a high-field MRI scanner with sophisticated software that ... in real time. The MR-linac is designed to improve ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Conn. , April 27, 2016   ... of its digital health technology platform, which specializes ... and programs into scalable digital products, Zillion enables ... engagement and empower consumers to take control of ... face-to-face live video conferencing – including one-to-one, group ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: