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…

Key Legislation Introduced to Help Elderly and Disabled Remain in their Homes

Two pieces of bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for the elderly and disabled to receive health care in their homes and to protect against financial catastrophe have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The EMPOWER (“Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care) Act (S. 548…

Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors Who Receive Long-Term Home Care Introduced in Congress

Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation to financially protect seniors who receive long-term care in their homes or in a community setting. The primary payer for long-term care, services, and supports is Medicaid, but in order to maintain eligibility, beneficiaries with a family member needing long-term care may be forced…

Key Medicaid Home Health Bill Advances in Congress

Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize a federal demonstration program to help Medicaid patients receive long-term care in their own homes and communities won approval on September 11, 2018 from the Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Health in the House of Representatives. The EMPOWER (Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunity for Widespread Equity, Resources) Care Act (H.R. 5306)…

NAHC Supports Bill to Permit Disposal of Unused Hospice Meds in the Home

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written a letter to Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI-7) to support his introduction of H.R. 5041, the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act, bipartisan legislation to permit safe disposal of unused hospice medication in the home by qualified personnel. Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and Richard Hudson…