Navigation Links
Coalition Continues Fight for Long-Term Services and Supports in Health Care Reform
Date:6/4/2009

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and 70 aging and disability organizations joined again to ensure long-term services and supports (LTSS) are part of health care reform legislation.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090604/DC27692)

The groups hosted a Congressional call-in day and published a full-page ad that appears in today's Roll Call. Participating organizations include Alzheimer's Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, SEIU, National Council on Aging, The Arc of the United States, and numerous consumer, service provider and labor groups.

The coalition's work is making a difference. Sen. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) recently included language on long-term services and supports in a briefing paper about health care reform. It is anticipated that the paper will serve as a foundation for the committee's bill.

"The HELP committee's recognition of LTSS is an obvious success, but our work is not over yet," AAHSA CEO Larry Minnix said. "We must ensure that vulnerable adults of all ages with disabilities can afford and access the services they need in the setting of their choice."

Right now, 10 million Americans need long-term services and supports every day. Forty percent are under 65. More than 44 million people provide this care to their loved ones. The costs of this care not only affect people, but businesses, government programs, the medical profession and the economy as a whole. It is simply unaffordable to care.

"There is an artificial line between acute care and long-term service and supports," Minnix said. "Health care ref
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Globus Medical Announces Launch of COALITION(TM) ACDF Spacer System
2. Coalition Commends Senators Baucus, Grassley for Including Prevention, Wellness of Chronic Disease in Recent Paper on Coverage Policy Options
3. THA, Broad Coalition Press Leaders in House and Senate to Act Swiftly and Forcefully to Pass CHIP Bill
4. The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Showcases Its Traveling Photo Exhibit in McKean County at Kane Area Community Center
5. APHA Joins National Coalition in Issuing Transportation Reform Blueprint
6. Coalition Calls on Secretary of Health to Make Hospital Emergency Preparedness a Priority
7. The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health
8. National Coalition Hosts Event to Examine Costs Projections for Chronic Diseases
9. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Announces Awards and Activities at ATS International Conference
10. United Concordia and Texas Oral Health Coalition Partner to Offer Free Dental Services
11. Coalition for Quality & Patient Safety of Chicagoland PSO Taps ECRI Institute PSO for Patient Safety Support
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The City of West Hollywood hosted a ... commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. ... 42 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision and the fight ... as ever,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. “We ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Chemo Duck Program is pleased to announce the release of the ... with cancer. The Chemo Duck App, available on iTunes for use ... to help children of all ages living with cancer adjust to ... entertained, educated and at ease while waiting for clinic visits or ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers trendy dresses ... it lead the wedding dress industry into the future. Today, ... the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen is uniquely ... continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving back to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress ... wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to ... maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress ... quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2
... regional pain syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by continuous ... sense pain. // ,This syndrome includes all the post-traumatic ... injury has healed. But the causes of the symptoms of ... the fact that there are very few objective findings, diagnosis ...
... British Prime Minister Tony Blair today formally inducted 11 private ... further step towards increasing competition in the health sector. //Mr ... members at a summit held at Downing Street to mark ... signed a document pledging to work as partners towards 'future ...
... is the key to weight loss a new study says ... //, ,This study comes from the Canadian Institute for ... work can help make or break our battle against the ... CIHI's Canadian Population Health Initiative, "We see that the majority ...
... pollution in the air now that if it weren't for ... -Robert Orben // ,The order of the ... Clemenceau to be sent back to France, represents the overall ... The order has been issued following dismissal of the proposed ...
... profound impact on either couple, men seem to be more ... Christakis and his research team from Harvard Medical School. ... spouse on the risk of illness in the other partner ... elderly couples. ,They found that when a spouse ...
... at the Washington Hospital Center studied the use of ... blocked arteries. // ,These blocked arteries are ... as it leads to devastating complications such as amputation. ... high blood pressure are at high risk for losing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Location largely affects weight 2Health News:The Return Of The Clemenceau: Happy India 2Health News:Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation, 2
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK ) announced today ... repurchase program. The open-ended authorization permits the company to ... shares. "Funding additional initiatives and seeking ... continue to pursue a range of focused growth strategies," ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the appointment ... of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after previous ... Amgen throughout the course of his nearly 20 year ... is a nationally recognized thought leader in the biosensor ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) announced ... of the new Simple Plex platform through its Proteins ... the re-branding of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument platform ... a transformative immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively designed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
... Sept. 15 VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company ... (TLR8) candidates for the treatment of cancer, respiratory and ... to the annual FierceBiotech "Fierce 15" list, designating it ... companies in the industry. Every year, FierceBiotech evaluates hundreds ...
... (Nasdaq: CYPB )  ("Cypress") today confirmed that Ramius ... all outstanding common shares of Cypress at a price of ... fiduciary duties and as required by applicable law, the Cypress ... course of action that it believes is in the best ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FierceBiotech Names VentiRx Pharmaceuticals as One of the 'Fierce 15' Biotech Companies of 2010 2Cypress Bioscience Board of Directors to Review Unsolicited Tender Offer from Ramius LLC 2
... II Smart ValveTM, Hakim, H-V ... intelligent choice for meeting the ... Automatic pressure response causes the ... the conditions present, eliminating the ...
Codman Hakim Programmable valve cylindrical offers the ability to optimize the opening pressure of a shunt system before and after implantation. A shunted patient's condition will often change over t...
Leadpoint Micro-Electrode Recording...
... Using advanced 3D matching algorithms developed by ... automatically merges image sets from a variety ... PET, regardless of acquisition orientation. Stealthmerge even ... the requirement to scan tissue outside the ...
Medicine Products: