Legislation

The American Health Care Act Won’t Keep Pace with Aging Seniors

Washington, DC (NAHC.org) June 14, 2017 The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican party’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) will jeopardize long-term service and support (LTSS) for millions of seniors as America’s…

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Congress Moves to Improve Advanced Illness Care

(HAN.org) June 12, 2017 by Libby Cronican The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act was introduced to the House of Representatives on June 7th by Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) and Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and today in the Senate by…

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Hospice of the West emphasizes importance of Advance Directives for Arizonans

Phoenix (BusinessWire) June 12, 2017 Hospice of the West (HOW), a leading community-based hospice and palliative care organization in Maricopa County, Arizona, underscores the critical need for meaningful, thoughtful communication with families, caregivers and providers regarding end-of-life healthcare decisions, and the…

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NAHC reviews Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget Proposal news for Hospice

(nahc.org) May 24, 2017 The Trump administration’s FY2018 budget is a bit short on details, but what is offered is a combination of good news and bad news for home care and hospice. The best news is that the budget…

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Restoring Home-Care Workers’ Exemption from Federal Wage Laws

(NAHC.org) May 16, 2017 Republicans in Congress are preparing legislation to restore home care workers’ exemption from federal wage laws in case the Trump administration does not act, the office of Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) told Bloomberg News. NAHC and…

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Hospice Action Network calls on Hospice advocates about 3 bills in Congress

Washington, DC (Hospice Action Network) May 10, 2017 by Lauren Drew You may have heard that there is A LOT going on in Washington, DC right now, so we need our Advocates to do two important things: Please complete our…

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Rural Access to Hospice Act Introduced in Senate

Washington, DC (NAHC.org) April 28, 2017 U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation to improve seniors’ access to hospice care in rural America…. Hospice care…

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NAHC says Per Capita Caps Would Raise Medicare Costs and Harm Home Care

Medicaid per-capita caps would raise Medicare costs for the 11 million people covered by both programs and halt progress made in moving long-term care out of  nursing homes and into homes and communities, according to analysts at a National Coalition…

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Palliative Health Care Subject of New Legislation in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (WKSR.com) March 28, 2017 Legislation sponsored by Republican Senator Joey Hensley that creates a State Task Force on Palliative health care in Tennessee is set to be heard in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee [April 5th]. The…

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The Hill: Palliative care legislation would help cancer patients and survivors

Congress has the opportunity to expand patients’ access to palliative care by acting on the “Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act” (PCHETA). The legislation (H.R. 3119/S. 2748) would increase federal research on palliative care and pain and symptom…

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