Key Senate Committee Considers Funding for Community-Based Programs

Recently the Senate Appropriations Committee announced legislation funding the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education. This legislation outlines discretionary spending limits allowable to HHS as well as recommendations from the Congress on how the money is allocated within agencies and programs. This is an annual process dictating spending levels for the…

NAHC to Congress: Fully Fund Respite Care and Family Caregiver Support

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations in urging Congress to adequately fund two critical priorities for those of us devoted to aging in place – the Lifespan Respite Care Program and the National Family Caregiver Support Program. The letter, addressed to the leaders of the…

House Approves Funding for Key Home Health Programs

On Wednesday, September 27th, the House of Representatives approved legislation funding much of the government for Fiscal Year 2019, and moving the deadline for the rest to early December, after the mid-term elections. The legislation, H.R. 6157, was largely the appropriations bill for the Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Departments. In total,…

Senate Approves Funding for Home Care Programs

On August 23rd, the Senate approved an appropriations package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education, and other related agencies. In total, the package totaled $854 billion in spending, accounting for approximately 60 percent of spending on all appropriations bills. This marks the first time since 2007 that the Senate…

NAHC Tells Congress to Support Key Health Programs for Elderly

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with a group of like-minded organizations on a letter telling leaders of both Republicans and Democrats on the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives to step up their support for key programs that allow our nation’s elderly to age with dignity…

NAHC Seeks Increased Funding for Respite and Family Caregiver Support

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations in urging Congress to fully fund the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations bill for respite and family caregiver support that provide a safety net for family caregivers across the lifespan. NAHC is aware of the fiscal constraints facing Congress…