NAHC to Congress: Fund the Lifespan Respite Care Program

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined with other likeminded organizations to write to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Committees in the Senate and House of Representatives to urge Congress to fully fund Lifespan Respite Care Program, administered by the Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living. For more […]

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Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Provide Respite Care

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Another victory for NAHC advocacy The United States Senate has unanimously passed the bipartisan Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019, which would authorize $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2024. Now this bill will have to be reconciled with the House-passed bill or go […]

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NAHC Urges Congress to Support Legislation to Provide Respite to Caregivers

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined a group of like-minded organizations to urge members of Congress to support the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act (S. 995), which would reauthorize the Lifespan Respite Care Program at $50 million over five years. Every day, millions of American families are faced with unexpected […]

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Key Senate Committee Considers Funding for Community-Based Programs

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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 […]

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Home Care and Hospice Capitol Hill Update

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Recently two key committees in the House of Representatives took Congressional action on legislation important to home care and hospice providers. The Energy and Commerce committee held a hearing on the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act, while the Ways and Means Committee held a mark-up on the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification (BENES) Act. […]

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

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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 […]

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House Approves Funding for Key Home Health Programs

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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, […]

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Senate Approves Funding for Home Care Programs

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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 […]

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NAHC Tells Congress to Support Key Health Programs for Elderly

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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 […]

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NAHC Seeks Increased Funding for Respite and Family Caregiver Support

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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 […]

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