An council-approved document outlining key principles for older adults living with advanced illness and nearing the end-of-life.
The following letters from the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) urge Congress to adopt fiscal solutions that would strengthen the financial and health security of older adults, and to reject proposals that would worsen the already fragile economic and health status of older Americans and their families in the FY 2016 Budget.
Senate:LCAO Budget Letter – Senate
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) jointly reviewed the Commission on Long-Term Care (LTC) reports and outlined several areas that they could support and advance in the future (noted below, not in priority order).
Information on LCAO and Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) principles on long-term services and supports. This is intended to provide a framework for focusing attention, generating discussion and crafting solutions to the problem in the near future.
December 13, 2012
Press release regarding transmittal of LCAO Budget Principles to the President and Congress for consideration during year-end budget negotiations (“fiscal cliff”).
Revised December 2012
LCAO Principles reflecting the coalition’s consensus opinions on debt and deficit reduction proposals, including key protections that should be afforded to older adults and their families.
May 31, 2012
Principles developed by the LCAO Housing Taskforce regarding policies to better address the changing senior demographics and needs related to affordable housing and housing services.
April 5, 2012
LCAO consensus principles related to public policy affecting dually eligible beneficiaries—the nearly nine million individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, many of whom live with more complex health conditions and lower incomes than other beneficiaries in these programs—to ensure they receive the health benefits and services that best meet their needs.