Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • SENIOR C P I
  • ELDER ABUSE
  • LONG TERM CARE
Winning Issue » LONG TERM CARE


More than 11 million Americans need long-term care to assist them with performing essential every-day tasks. About 60% of this growing group of Americans is over the age of 65. Childhood disabilities, adult injuries, chronic illness and the aging process all contribute to the increasing need for adequate long term care. Medicaid helps states provide nursing home care for many of these people. Nursing homes and community-based settings such as assisted-living facilities provide registered nurses, licensed rehabilitation therapists, and home health aides employed by certified agencies. Home healthcare services may also be delivered to the homes of elderly, disabled or ill persons in need of medical, nursing, social or therapeutic treatment. Long term care services are usually paid by Medicare and private insurance companies. As our baby boom generation ages, perhaps 30 million more Americans will either choose or be forced to seek long term care. As insurance companies scramble to capture as much of this market as possible, there have been inevitable disputes with policyholders. Advocates say our elderly can be vulnerable to the unscrupulous tactics used by the representatives of these companies.


Pending Legislation:
S.192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015



Options


  • I oppose reforming current long term care policy and wish to defeat S.192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support reauthorizing the Older Americans Act of 1965 which funds critical services for older adults such as meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, and benefits enrollment by: strengthening the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and existing elder abuse screening and prevention efforts; promoting the delivery of evidence-based programs, such as falls prevention and chronic disease self-management programs; promoting the efficient and effective use of transportation services, and improving coordination between programs at the federal, state, and local levels, and wish to pass S.192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) and/or Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support allowing third-party reviews of disputes from long term care policyholders by: requiring such an insurance issuer to develop and implement claims dispute resolution procedures that shall be designed to expeditiously resolve claim disputes; providing for the application of one or more alternative means of dispute resolution involving independent third-party review under appropriate circumstances by entities that are mutually acceptable to the issuer and the enrollee involved, with the decision of such reviewer being binding on the issuer, and wish to identify a legislator who will either reintroduce S.998 - Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights Act (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Al Franken (MN), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support reauthorizing the Older Americans Act of 1965 which funds critical services for older adults such as meals, job training, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, and benefits enrollment by: strengthening the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and existing elder abuse screening and prevention efforts; promoting the delivery of evidence-based programs, such as falls prevention and chronic disease self-management programs; promoting the efficient and effective use of transportation services, and improving coordination between programs at the federal, state, and local levels, and wish to pass S.192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) and/or Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing S.192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: S.192 - Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Lamar Alexander, TN
Status: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Chairman: Sen. Lamar Alexander, TN

If elected as a trustee, n4a will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for the rights, protections and benefits of elderly Americans.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, it supports the national network of 618 AAAs and 246 Title VI programs. It advocates on behalf of its member agencies for services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities and works with its members in achieving its collective mission of building a society that values and supports people as they age. AAAs were established in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. By providing a range of options that allow older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best, AAAs make it possible for older adults to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible. Local Area Agencies on Aging affiliates also offer older adult protective services as an important component of their aging services.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020