Congress is Back: Tell them we need support for aging infrastructure

 

Congress is back to work and negotiations on the proposed infrastructure bill and funding for key programs is happening now. We need aging services advocates like you to demand funding for safe and affordable housing, and home and community-based services for older adults.

Tell Congress to fund our aging services infrastructure now!

At a time when millions of older adults—a large proportion of them from marginalized communities—are facing hardships, it’s critical for Congress to take action by providing more support and resources. Tell your representatives in Congress that any infrastructure bill that goes forward must provide for safe and affordable housing designed specifically for older Americans, as well as home and community-based services!

Enter your information to take action now!

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As a constituent who is concerned for older adults and those who serve them, I ask that you please co-sponsor the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act (S.4854/H.R. 8677) and push for its inclusion in any future COVID-relief or other health care package. 

Under current law, Medicare cannot reimburse home health providers for virtual care and, as a result, our home health members have been put in the untenable position of forfeiting adequate reimbursement to better protect their staff and patients. The HEAT Act (S.4854/H.R. 8677) would provide home health providers with the ability to receive reimbursement for providing telehealth visits with appropriate protections for patients and families. 

Home health providers are a critical component of the aging services infrastructure and they need the flexibility provided by this legislation to ensure that they can safely serve their patients without forfeiting adequate reimbursement. Please act to protect older adults and those who serve them by co-sponsoring the HEAT Act  (S.4854/H.R. 8677).