LCAO Chair’s Letter Supporting ACCESS Act

On behalf of the 69 members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), I am writing to reaffirm our support for the Advancing Connectivity during the Coronavirus to Ensure Support for Seniors (ACCESS) Act (S. 57/H.R. 596). LCAO focuses on the well-being of America’s older population and is committed to representing their interests in the policy-making arena. 

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Letter Supporting COVID Medicaid Response Act

On behalf of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), I am writing to urge you to support the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act (S. 439/ H.R.1353). LCAO is a coalition of 69 national nonprofit organizations concerned with the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing their interests in the policy-making arena. We support the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act because it will help meet the health, community-based services and supports, and economic security needs of older adults.

Letter Supporting COVID Medicaid Response Act

LCAO Chair Letter to Hill on COVID Relief

* This is the Senate letter. A copy of the letter was also sent to the House of Representatives.

On behalf of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), I am writing to urge you to prioritize the health, community-based services and supports, and economic security needs of older adults as you move forward with budget reconciliation and efforts to address the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LCAO Chair Letter to Hill on COVID Relief

LCAO Priorities for President-Elect Biden

LCAO deeply appreciates and concurs wholeheartedly with the incoming administration’s commitment to advancing equity and justice for all people. We are heartened to read the many platforms promoting equity and justice not only for older adults and people with disabilities, but also for multiple racial and ethnic communities and for Tribal Nations, residents of U.S. territories and commonwealths, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency (LEP), LGBTQ+ individuals and families, women, religious communities, and rural communities.

LCAO Priorities for President-Elect Biden

Transition Letter to President-Elect Biden

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) congratulates you on your election to the Presidency.

Since 1980, LCAO has been the country’s preeminent coalition representing older Americans. Composed of 69 national nonprofit organization members, LCAO focuses on the well-being of America’s older population and is committed to representing their interests in the policy-making arena. LCAO serves as a source of information about issues affecting older persons and provides leadership and vision as America meets the challenges and opportunities presented by its aging society.

Transition Letter to President-Elect Biden

Principles for Long-Term Services and Supports

As Americans live longer, healthier lives, all of us will likely need long-term services and supports (LTSS) at some point in our lives or will know someone who does. A strong and flexible LTSS system benefits us all at every age, whether we or our loved ones are facing temporary or chronic illness or disability. For too long, the federal government has ignored the urgent need to address in a bipartisan, fiscally responsible manner the emerging LTSS crisis facing older adults and family caregivers.

Principles for Long-Term Services and Supports

Health Extenders Sign-on Letter

The Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) is a coalition of national nonprofit organizations concerned about the well-being of America’s older population and committed to representing their interests in the policymaking arena. We, the undersigned LCAO members, write to urge you to include the following important Medicare and Medicaid provisions in the health extenders legislative package that is expected to be considered by December 11.

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