Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NCAL State Leaders Take to Hill

The National Center for Assisted Living is holding its annual State Leader conference this week. Advocates and leaders in the profession are gathering in Washington, D.C. Wednesday and Thursday to receive leadership training and policy briefings before going to Capitol Hill to inform their lawmakers on pressing assisted living issues.

NCAL members from 19 states will hear about the 2014 home and community-based rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and learn how to advocate in front of Members of Congress to ensure that assisted living remains eligible for Medicaid funding under this new guidance.

The conference comes at a critical time, as lawmakers just returned to Washington this week after a 6 week summer recess where the spent time in their home districts ahead of the November elections. Both Chambers of Congress have only 4 legislative weeks left before they return to their districts for some final runs on the campaign trail.

The NCAL State Leaders will ask that their Members of Congress visit the assisted living communities in their districts while they are campaigning to both meet with residents and see the critical care and services that assisted living provides in cities and towns across the country.

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