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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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