Public Comments

December 20, 2018

Letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Need for High-Quality Shared Decision-Making

42 national organizations submitted this letter to Administrator Verma and Director Goodrich, urging CMS to establish clear guidance implementing the…
May 8, 2017

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

A group of almost 800 organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, sent this letter to leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to urge them "to increase the fiscal year (FY) 2018 302(b) subcommittee allocation" for programs and services administered by the departments and agencies under Labor-HHS’s jurisdiction.
April 13, 2017

Preventive Health Savings Act

This letter signed by 117 organizations sent to Representative Burgess, Representative DeGette, Senator Crapo, and Senator Cardin expresses support for the Preventive Health Savings Act.
March 20, 2017

Letter on Proposed Changes to Existing Measure for HEDIS 2017: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults (PNU)

The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), which includes the Alliance for Aging Research, offered these comments on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed modifications to the Pneumococcal Vaccination for Older Adults measure.
March 8, 2017

Alliance Letter to Congressional Leadership on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Alliance's President and CEO Susan Peschin and Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens wrote this letter to Congressional leadership "to respectfully ask you to reconsider proposed repeal and replacement provisions for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will have an adverse impact on the health and well-being of America’s seniors and near-seniors, and to permanently repeal two existing provisions in the ACA that have concerned us."
March 7, 2017

FY 2018 Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Testimony from the Alliance

This is testimony from the Alliance for Aging regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations process. It notes that "there is an ever-increasing need for sustained investment in the NIH, CDC, and AHRQ. Our testimony will highlight critical health concerns that disproportionately affect older adults and initiatives supported by our federal health agencies that are addressing them."  
March 3, 2017

Letter Urges Congressional Leaders to ‘Reject Proposals to Make Radical Structural Changes to Medicaid’

The Alliance joined other organizations in urging Hon. Mitch McConnell, leader, U.S. Senate; Hon. Chuck Schumer minority leader, U.S. Senate; Hon. Paul Ryan, speaker, U.S. House of Representatives; and Hon. Nancy Pelosi minority leader, U.S. House of Representatives to "reject proposals to make radical structural changes to Medicaid – by providing federal funding to the states through block grants or per capita caps."
March 3, 2017

Comment Letter to CMS on Medicare Advantage

This letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from the Better Medicare Alliance, of which the Alliance for Aging Research is a member, offers comments in regard to Medicare Advantage in response to the organization's 2018 Advance Notice and Draft Letter.
February 27, 2017

Letter to President Trump on Federal Public Health and Biomedical Research Workforce and Federal Hiring

The Alliance for Aging Research joined other organizations in calling on President Donald J. Trump to consider of the vital role of the federal public health and biomedical research workforce to the United States as he considers long-term policy regarding federal hiring.
February 10, 2017

Letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price on Maintaining and Enforcing Important Patient Protections and Access to Prescription Drugs

The Alliance joined with 200 other organizations to call on Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price in his review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act "to maintain the many important protections patients have gained that ensure they can access the care and treatment their providers prescribe."