Home Care Stalwarts Casey, Dingell Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors, Disabled, Caregivers from Coronavirus

NAHC supports this legislation to protect home care workers and allow seniors to receive care in the home. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), the ranking member on the Senate Select Committee on Aging, and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have introduced legislation in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives to protect senior citizens, the…

COVID-19 Congressional Action Update for March 23, 2020

Please check your inbox for COVID-19 Crisis Update, the new daily NAHC newsletter devoted to giving you a quick look at the most important coronavirus news affecting home care and hospice. It goes out free to all NAHC Report subscribers, starting Monday, March 23.  Over the weekend, the Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a…

President Signs Coronavirus Response Act with Emergency Paid Sick Leave

–Exemptions for Health Care Providers Require Revision to Cover Some Home Care, Hospice Personnel On Wednesday, March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R. 6021 (P.L. 116-127), The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which expands access to Emergency Paid Sick Leave to as many as 87 million U.S. workers, and provides families with…

Congress Passes Coronavirus Funding Bill

Telehealth waivers passed, but do not apply to home health or hospice In response to spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, Congress passed an $8.3 billion supplemental appropriations package designed to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. This new federal spending that will largely be directed to the Department of Health and Human Services…

Advocacy in Action: Preparing to Meet with a Congressional Office

Become an advocate for home-based care now! Join us at March on Washington! Previously in Advocacy in Action: How to Schedule a Meeting with Your Members of Congress The need for home-based care and services is only increasing in the United States. More and more individuals are choosing to remain in the comfort of their homes, surrounded…

Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Provide Respite Care

Another victory for NAHC advocacy The United States Senate has unanimously passed the bipartisan Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019, which would authorize $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2024. Now this bill will have to be reconciled with the House-passed bill or go…

NAHC Urges Congress to Support Legislation to Provide Respite to Caregivers

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations to urge members of Congress to support the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act (S. 995), which would reauthorize the Lifespan Respite Care Program at $50 million over five years. Every day, millions of American families are faced with unexpected…

Senators Propose to Increase Home Care Access for Seniors

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have introduced the Homecare for Seniors Act, which will allow individuals over 65 the ability to use savings from their tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) for qualified homecare expenses that assist seniors with everyday tasks of daily living. This bill is companion legislation to H.R. 2878,…

House Oversight Committee Questions VA, TPAs about Claims Backlog

NAHC’s Bill Dombi demands fair treatment for home care providers During a joint oversight hearing in the House of Representatives last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs and third party administrators (TPA) accepted blame for problems with the VA’s new Community Care program which have delayed much-needed care for many veterans and created administrative and…

Advocacy in Action: How to Schedule a Meeting with Your Members of Congress

Become an advocate for home-based care now! Join us at March on Washington! Our elected officials need to hear about the importance and success of home-based care and services from the people who know it best, dedicated and passionate individuals like you! Our advocates are the heartbeat of our industry and a catalyst for change.…