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  • 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



Polling 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 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
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
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June 4, 2020


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